Google Chrome 66 released, here’s everything about it

A new version of the most popular web browser, Google Chrome is out. Version 66 has reached the stable branch and is now available for Windows, Linux, Mac and Android. Sporting a minimalist design, Chrome features a very powerful fast web rendering engine "Blink" to make your browsing experience faster, safer, and easier.

Google Chrome is the most popular web browser which exists for all major platforms like Windows, Android and Linux. It comes with a powerful rendering engine which supports all modern web standards.


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The full browser version is Chrome 66.0.3359.117. The key changes in Google Chrome 66 are as follows.

  • Media autoplay behavior has changed. The browser won't play audio for background tabs any more.
  • It is possible to export your saved passwords to a CSV file.
  • Site Isolation Trial: This feature improves Chrome's security and helps mitigate the risks posed by Spectre. To diagnose whether an issue is caused by Site Isolation, open the following page in a new tab: chrome://flags#site-isolation-trial-opt-out.
  • Chrome 66 will not trust website certificates issued by Symantec.
  • Material Design is now applied to the horizontal scroll bar on devices with a touch screen.
  • You can enable Material Design in modal dialogs by enabling the flag chrome://flags#secondary-ui-md.Modal Dialogs Md
  • Added the ability to search for saved passwords on Android.
  • Tons of JavaScript and CSS support improvements.
  • Also, the browser comes with more than 62 security fixes. Many of the security bugs were detected using AddressSanitizerMemorySanitizerUndefinedBehaviorSanitizerControl Flow IntegritylibFuzzer, or AFL.

Download Links

Web installer: Google Chrome Web 32-bit | Google Chrome 64-bit
MSI/Enterprise installer: Google Chrome MSI Installers for Windows

Note: The offline installer doesn't support the automatic update feature of Chrome. By installing it this way, you will be forced to always update your browser manually.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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