Google Chrome on iOS adds five new features

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Google has announced several new features for the Chrome web browser on iPhone and iPad. The new version of Chrome for iOS brings five new additions to the web browsing app, including improved Google Safe Browsing, autofill passwords on any app, return to recent tab functionality, and much more to improve the user experience for iPhone and iPad users. Some of these features, such as improved Safe Browsing and Chrome Actions, were already present on the desktop and Android versions of Chrome. Google also said more features for Chrome on iOS will be announced in the coming weeks.

New Google Chrome features on iOS:

Tech giant, Google, has introduced five new features for its web browsing app, Chrome on iOS. For starters, the company offers enhanced Google Safe Browsing for iPhone and iPad users. If users enable this feature, Chrome will proactively predict and notify them if a website is unsafe by sending the information for verification. Chrome will also notify users if their password and credentials have been compromised in a third-party data breach and suggest that they change passwords everywhere.

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In another update, Google is adding password autofill functionality to the Chrome app on iOS. The new feature will autofill your password in any app or website on iPhone and iPad through Google Password Manager.

Additionally, Chrome users on iOS are also getting a revamped interface that aims to make it easier for them to discover new content or start a new search. Users will still be able to see recent tabs and frequently visited websites. The company said this change will soon be available on Android as well.

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Next, Chrome for iPhone and iPad users also benefit from improved website language translation through on-device machine learning. Chrome will automatically translate the website for users to match their preferences. The updated language identification model will also be able to accurately determine the language of the website.

Finally, Google will soon add Chrome Actions on iOS so users can quickly get information from the Chrome address bar. Users will be able to find the desired action by simply typing its title in the address bar. It will be able to perform functions such as Clear browsing data, Open Incognito tab and Set Chrome as default browser.

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Features like Chrome actions, improved safe browsing, and autofill passwords were previously only present on Android and desktop versions of Chrome.

To enable Safe Browsing, users can head to Settings > Google Services > Enable Safe Browsing in the Chrome app on iOS.

To set up AutoFill password feature on iOS, users can head to Settings on their iPhones and iPads > Select Passwords. Then follow the prompts to unlock their iPhone or iPad, Select Autofill Passwords > Enable Autofill Passwords > Select Chrome > Follow the on-screen instructions to finish setting up the new feature.

Google also plans to bring even more features to Chrome on iOS in the coming weeks.


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