Google Chrome 68 released, marks HTTP sites ‘Not Secure’

A new version of the most popular web browser, Google Chrome is out. Version 68 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 68.0.3440.75. The key changes in this version are as follows.

All HTTP sites are flagged as not secure

Google Chrome 68 marks any web site which uses plain HTTP for connections as not secure. It adds a 'Not secure' text badge to the left portion of the address bar instead of the small icon previously displayed next to the page URL. See the following screenshot:

Chrome Address Bar Not Secure

A refined look for the bookmarks bar

The material design on the bookmarks page and extensions page can't be turned off any more using flags. Also, the bookmarks bar is now touch friendly. It takes up more space by having padding around the icons and text.

Rich search suggestions

The browser includes a new experimental 'rich search suggestions' feature. It can be enabled using the flag chrome://flags/#omnibox-rich-entity-suggestions. When enabled, it makes the browser add more details and thumbnail images of websites to the drop down list of suggestions for the address bar.

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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