With the arrival of the new Chrome update for Android, we also have the launch of new functions that can serve not only for the application on iOS but also for other mobile browsers.
Chrome 89 now allows you to preview the site before opening the link. When pressing the link and holding, a menu appears with the phrase “Preview page”.
Although it is not an extremely innovative function, since browsers such as Edge and Safari on iOS already had the feature implemented, it greatly facilitates navigation, since you can continue on the website you are browsing and still check a source cited by a story or have a preview of an ad.
Now we can only hope that the tool will be further improved and its eventual release on iOS.
Although the feature is very useful for the user, how does it affect the sites? Do these previews also count as access? Such questions are important for sites to adapt their content and avoid a resounding increase in the bounce rate.
The next update of Google Chrome will bring several new features to the browser, which a few weeks ago received an update to version 88, which was released for multi-platforms and brought new features, bug fixes, and removal of Flash Player support.
Chrome Beta 89 was launched at the end of January and is now available to be tested by users, who will be able to send feedback to the developer informing possible problems found in the program.
Google will implement new features in Chrome 89 to ensure the protection of user privacy, making it possible to switch between browser usage profiles as soon as the program is launched. In addition, the account sync experience will also be enhanced, allowing all devices to exchange information on favorite pages, search history, passwords, etc.
Another example is the addition of new permission notifications, which are usually displayed when a website requests access to the camera or microphone. This time, instead of a pop-up, the browser will display only a small discreet icon.
Another feature that will be added is the so-called “reading list”, in which it will be possible to save web pages in a specific area to read later, being very similar to YouTube’s “watch later”. You can organize in order of priority and remove content that has already been viewed. Look:
The most interesting novelty will be present in the smartphone version of the browser: NFC support. This functionality can be used for several purposes, such as programming tags or obtaining information in tourist places just by approaching the cell phone, for example.
In order to support NFC, it is necessary that the smartphone has in its hardware this type of communication by approximation between two devices.