Google has released Chrome 65 for Android, Mac, Windows, and Linux users. The new Chrome browser for Android devices includes a list of new features alongside some security enhancements and developer-focused upgrades. In contrast, the new Chrome version for Mac, Windows, and Linux systems is primarily designed to uplift the developer experience alongside offering some security improvements. The latest Chrome version is now rolling out to compatible devices.
As per the official changelog, Chrome 65 for Android comes with a new Languages menu that allows you to set a preferred language for all sites you visit using the mobile Web browser. You can set language preferences by going to Settings > Languages. Similarly, the new Chrome version has a new Accessibility option that prompts you to enable a simplified view of all supported Web content. To turn on the prompt for the simplified view, you need to go to Settings > Accessibility settings. Lastly, the updated Chrome browser has the ability to let you share and delete downloads easily from the Downloads page.
Chrome 65 for Android additionally includes support for TLS 1.3 draft 23 that will be rolling out via a field trial. This Transport Layer Security standard is designed to enhance the security of the Web browser. Likewise, Google has added a new CSS Paint API that gives developers a way to programmatically generate an image whenever a CSS property requires an image instead of merely referencing or including an image resource. This new change is expected to enhance data efficiency of the Chrome browser.
With all the newest changes, Chrome 65 for Android will be available for download through Google Play in the next few weeks.
For Mac, Windows, and Linux, Chrome 65 (version 65.0.3325.146) includes 45 security fixes. The new Chrome version also has a Server Timing API that helps developers measure the performance of web applications by capturing the speed of both client and the server. Further, there is support for a Web Authentication API to let developers create and use “strong, attested, cryptographic scoped credentials” on Web applications. The new Chrome version for desktops also supports draft-23 of the TLS 1.3 protocol and includes the CSS Paint API.