Google to launch Chrome 76 on July 30 - These 5 new features are in the offing

Bivekananda Biswas | Jul 29, 2019, 02:04 PM IST

Technology giant Google will launch its new Chrome 76 tomorrow (July 30, 2019) to fix loopholes in its Chrome browser that allowed some websites to track users even in incognito mode.  With this update, Google will block Adobe Flash by default on all websites.  However, one can use Flash in click-to-play mode. The tech giant will finally stop supporting Flash player from 2021. Here are the five new changes in Chrome effective from July 30:

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1. Incognito Mode privacy:

1. Incognito Mode privacy:

With this upgrade, it will be difficult for websites to track users who visit in incognito mode.  Though Chrome browser doesn’t access your browsing history or save it, private browsing, however, is visible to websites you visit, and your internet service provider. These lead to privacy breach for browsers. Google is mending this loophole through this update.

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2. Adobe Flash players going away:

2. Adobe Flash players going away:

With this update, Google will block Adobe Flash by default on all websites. Google will finally stop supporting Flash player from 2021. 

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3. Automatic dark mode:

3. Automatic dark mode:

With this update, if a user chose dark mode on their operating system, then the website can automatically enable a dark mode theme for the user.

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4. Crackdown on browser extensions:

4. Crackdown on browser extensions:

Google is cracking down on tracking users browsing habits without adequately warning them. With this update, the users will be able to see what an extension is doing on their  system. 

Clearing notifications:
With this update, Google will move Clear All button to the top so that the users do not have to scroll down to the bottom to clear notifications.

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5. Shortcut for Progressive Web Apps:

5. Shortcut for Progressive Web Apps:

There will be an "Install" shortcut for Progressive Web Apps at the right side of the Omnibox.