The latest version of Chrome brings some fresh updates for the new year to get you moving faster and stay secure.
These improvements will gradually be rolled out starting today—just update Chrome to get rolling. (If you want a peek under the hood, check out this update in the Chromium blog.)
Keep an eye on your data usage
If you’re using your computer at a library or coffee shop with spotty public WiFi, it’s helpful to be able to manage your data usage—which is why we created Chrome’s new Data Saver extension. It reduces the data your computer needs to access websites using the same compression technology as Chrome for Android’s Data Saver mode. Clicking on “Details” will tell how much data you’ve saved, and which websites are scooping up most data.
Keeping Chromies secure online
Of course, even with all the features Chrome offers to help you stay secure online, there's a lot you can do too to protect yourself. A few pro-tips:
- If you just got a new Windows computer over the holidays, your first step is to download Chrome and make it your default browser ;)
- Keep your computer free of unwanted software with the Chrome Cleanup Tool. This program sweeps through your computer for software that’s been identified by Google and our industry partners as unhelpful or malicious. To date, 40 million people have successfully cleaned up their computers with this tool.
- Starting in this latest release, you’ll begin to see all extensions to the right of the URL bar, so you can easily remove anything you don’t recognize. Just right click the extension icon and select “Remove from Chrome.”
Posted by AbdelKarim Mardini, Product Manager and New Year's Resolver