Google recently released a new stable version of the companies web browser to the public, Chrome 88. The version adds capabilities to the browser’s password manager; annoying permission requests from websites and ends support for an add-on that called up Internet Explorer to render old intranet websites and legacy apps.
To manually update, select “About Google Chrome” from the Help menu under the vertical ellipsis at the upper right; the resulting tab shows that the browser has been updated or displays the download process before presenting a “Relaunch” button. People new to Chrome can download version 88 for Windows, macOS and Linux directly. The Android and iOS browsers can be found in the Google Play and App Store e-markets, respectively.
Google improved the browsers password management capabilities in the update and chrome users who save their password in the browser will have two new password management related options. In the new version, the integrated password manager reached by clicking the key like icon after clicking the user account in the upper right has browser checker that quickly identifies weak passwords. If the already saved password is weak, the safety check feature will advise you to change it.
“Starting in Chrome 88, you can manage all of your passwords even faster and easier in Chrome Settings on desktop and iOS (Chrome’s Android app will be getting this feature soon, too),” said Alli Sarraf a chrome product manager in a post.
Chrome 88 comes with aa new permission request that google called a “chip” updating it from the usual pop, up prompt.
“Since the prompt doesn’t intrude in the content area, users who don’t want to grant the permission no longer need to actively dismiss the prompt,” Google said after arguing that many users immediately dismiss such permission requests simply to clear the screen.
The chip, a small UI element at the left end of the address bar, is less intrusive than the typical pop-up.