Google released Chrome 100 on Tuesday to the Stable desktop channel. The new version comes with a new logo, security enhancements, development features, etc. Chrome 101 will be the latest Beta version, and Chrome 102, the canary version.
Desktop users on Windows, Mac, and Linux may upgrade to Chrome 100 by navigating to Settings > Help > About Google Chrome. When a new update is available, the browser automatically checks for it and installs it.
Chrome 100 also addresses 28 security flaws, nine of which are classified ‘High,’ making this an essential update for all users.
The logo changes
Google Chrome 100 features a new logo with modest color adjustments, shadow elimination, and a slightly bigger blue circle at its center.
Google has already shown off the new logo in Chrome Canary releases. However, with Google Chrome 100, it has finally made its way to the Stable edition.
While the differences are small, the deeper colors and greater contrasts may be observed when viewed side by side.
No more data saving mode
Chrome for Android, iPhone, and iPad has offered a data-saving “Lite Mode” function for the longest time. Google will commence shutting the servers in charge of doing all of the compression for users.
According to a Chrome support manager, Google has observed a reduction in the cost of mobile data in several countries, and Chrome has significant changes to limit data use.
With Chrome 100, the new Multi-Screen Window Placement API is now included in stable Chrome for desktops. This API assists web programs in detecting whether a user has numerous screens connected.
User-agent strings detached
User-agent strings inform websites about the device, and operating system users are using. While such information is helpful, it is also sensitive and may be used to create a profile about you. Chrome 100 will be the final version that will allow “unreduced” user-agent strings.
Tip: Major browser developers team up to improve interoperability.