GOOGLE is asking users to install a huge Chrome update.
The long-awaited Google Chrome 100 is finally here – and even has a new logo to celebrate the big occasion.
It’s the 100th core update for Google Chrome, landing 13 years after the browser was first launched.
It comes just days after Google an emergency solution rushed out for a mysterious error with “high severity”.
Regularly updating Chrome can stop devastating hacker attacks.
But it also means you get new features first — and Chrome 100 is packed with changes.
There is one for starters new Google Chrome logo This is slightly different from the previous version, which was first introduced in 2014.
It’s a bit flatter now with lighter colors – and arguably looks a little nicer.
Chrome 100 is also scrapping data saver, saying it’s simply no longer necessary as mobile data costs have come down.
You can now mute tabs with a single click instead of having to right-click them.
chrome on Android now has a confirmation popup when trying to close all tabs at once.
Web apps in Chrome can now work on multiple displays, a first for the browser.
and Google also removes “user-agent strings”, which is important for privacy.
These strings of characters tell websites information about you – and this can be used to profile you.
There are plenty of other minor tweaks as well, so keep an eye out after upgrading.
Earlier this week, Google warned users about a dangerous bug affecting Chrome.
Now anyone with Google Chrome installed will be prompted to install that latest security updates.
The issue is also fixed for Microsoft Edge users on Windows PCs with a new update.
Neither Microsoft nor Google have described exactly what the problem is.
But both tech giants have now issued emergency patches to plug what appears to be a dangerous hole.
Google Chrome has around 3.2 billion users worldwide.
How to update Google Chrome
Updating Chrome is very easy once you know how.
To do this, go to the three dots in the top right corner and then select Help.
Now go to About Google Chrome and then start the update.
You should do this regularly to protect your PC or Mac from the latest hack attacks.
But it’s not foolproof: stay vigilant online and don’t click unwanted links, give out personal information, or download unverified apps.
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