Chrome 80 Stories April 22, 2020

With everyone — including students of all ages — working from home, video conferencing apps like Zoom have become essential parts of daily life. However, the Chromebooks that many students have handy were hindered by not being able to install the Chrome extension for either Zoom or Hangouts, but that has just changed.

Update 4/22: Even more extensions are coming soon to Chromebooks with Family Link.

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Chrome 80 Stories March 2, 2020

After a delay of approximately three weeks, Chrome OS 80 is beginning to roll out. Google this morning detailed headlining features like Ambient EQ for Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook, but there are a slew of other changes.

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Chrome 80 Stories February 4, 2020

Following the Mac, Windows, and Linux release, Chrome 80 for Android is now rolling out. Google has a quieter notification permissions prompt, while there are tweaks to saved password protections and HTTP audio/video gets autoupgraded to HTTPS.

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Google is rolling out the latest version of Chrome for Mac, Windows, and Linux today. Chrome 80 introduces a quieter notification permissions UI and SameSite cookie enforcement.

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Chrome 80 Stories January 27, 2020

As our Android phones are getting ever larger and taller, Google Chrome has been compensating with a redesign called “Duet” that brings more of the UI to the bottom of the screen. Google has now decluttered Chrome for Android’s Duet design by removing some buttons, but that’s not necessarily a good thing.

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Chrome 80 Stories January 7, 2020

Sites today increasingly ask to send notifications about new articles and other alerts. To address this “common complaint,” Chrome 80 next month introduces a new “quieter notification permission UI.”

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Chrome 80 Stories November 22, 2019

For those who like to live life on the bleeding edge, Google offers versions of Chrome that update more often than normal, ranging from every few weeks to nearly every day. However, Sign In with Google is now showing a warning to those who use Chrome Beta, Dev, or Canary that some Google services may not be available to them.

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Canary builds of Google Chrome are updated almost every night, sometimes with exciting new features, other times with crashes or unwanted changes. Today’s Chrome Canary update for Android mistakenly renames the app to “Clankium.”

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Chrome 80 Stories November 12, 2019

In recent months, we’ve all become more aware of the fact that every Chromebook has a built-in expiration date after which it will no longer receive updates. Likely in an effort to increase transparency, Google is now making information about your Chromebook’s End of Life date easily viewable within Chrome OS.

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Chrome 80 Stories October 30, 2019

While ads essentially fund the internet as we know it today, sometimes they can create some of the worst experiences that the web has to offer. Google is working on a way for Chrome to automatically block some “heavy ads” on the web, that tend to slow down our browsers.

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Chrome 80 Stories October 29, 2019

With Chrome OS being more dependent on internet connection than most other operating systems, it’s important to have a way to figure out why your connection might not be working. To that end, Google appears to be making their super handy “Connectivity Diagnostics” Chrome app a built-in part of Chrome OS, starting with version 80.

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