Chrome 93 is out – here are the changes

Google Chrome, the most popular browser in the world, has been updated to version 93. Unlike the previous major release 92, which was out in July, Chrome 93 brings less significant changes and improvements. Here is what is new in Chrome 93.

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What is new in Google Chrome 93?

Google Chrome 93, now available on Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android, brings an improved "Recently Closed" menu. Besides letting you restore tab groups, you can check individual tabs in recently closed groups.

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Another change is in the Omnibar, where an arrow-down icon replaces the lock icon indicating a secure HTTPS connection. Google recently detailed the change, saying that the lock icon might have falsely led users to believe a website is safe just because it uses encrypted HTTPS.

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On the browser's new tab page, users can search for Google documents stored in Google Drive.

Finally, Chrome 93 brings support for WebOTP API that lets you transfer one-time passwords from an Android smartphone to a computer. For that capability to work, you need to sign in with a single Google account on a desktop and smartphone and press the submit button once you receive an OTP.

In addition to feature updates, Chrome 93 fixes security vulnerabilities and bugs. According to the official changelog on Chrome Releases, the latest version of the browser patches 27 security issues.

In case you missed it, Google recently introduced a new "What's new" section for Chrome, where users can check out the latest feature additions. For now, though, that page is available only in Chrome 94 Canary, due to release on September 21, 2021. Note that both Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge now use a four-week stable release schedule. Microsoft is to ship Edge 93 in a few days.

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