With Chrome 107, Google added a new feature to the browser. Similar to Edge, it now allows redirecting its search to the sidebar. With one click you can move search results out of the tab to the panel on the right. Google says it will allow anyone to compare search results, or keep them always visible while you are browsing the sites it found for you.
Google Chrome 107 is now available in the stable branch. It's a major release that adds support for Encrypted Client Hello, hardware accelerated HEVC, a new UI for downloads, password import/export to a file, and more. Besides, Google revealed their plans regarding support two legacy Windows versions, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, in the browser.
For quite a while, Google is working on a built-in performance analyzer tool for Chrome. It can be found in Settings of Chrome Canary by clicking the Performance tab. There, you will find a few tools that will help you check and improve Chrome's resource consumption. Memory Saver is one of them, and it can be opened directly with recent changes.
Google again changes how the infamous Manifest V3 will reach Chrome users. It gives developers one more year for using Manifest V2-based add-ons, including ad blockers. The latter heavily depend on features that were removed from the latest Manifest, making content filtering less effective.
Google is testing the "Follow site" feature, which is a basic RSS reader, in Chrome on desktop since the beginning of August. It places boxes with article headlines on the new tab page, so you can see site updates at a glance. Here's how to enable it.
Quick Intensive Throttling after loading is a new experimental feature has landed in Dev and Canary builds of Chrome. It makes the browser to free up tab resources and suspend scripts faster than in the current stable version. This significantly improves the battery life of laptops and other portable devices.
Google Chrome 103 stable is out with significant changes to the page loading speed. It has been greatly improved thanks to the new prerendering technology.
Since January 2022, Google is testing an experimental screenshot tool in its Chrome browser. The tool allows capturing a user-defined area of the open website in the current tab. Now, Chrome allows editing and annotating the capture.
Recently, Google added an improvement to its Chrome browser that finally allows the user to re-arrange tabs using keyboard only. This option has been available for Linux and macOS users for several years. Microsoft now follows the suit, so Edge allows you to reorder the tabs using the keyboard shortcuts.
Google has terminated its controversial FLoC implementation that used to tract users' preferences. Today's release of Chrome 101.0.4951.41 is notable for including another technology, FLEDGE.