Google Chrome 62 is now rolling out to Windows, Linux and Mac computers in the stable channel and as expected, the update comes with a bunch of new features targeting developers as well as changed security behaviors as the search giant continues to push for HTTPS adoption.
Back in January, Google Chrome received an update that brought the first “Not secure” badge to the right-hand side of the URL in the address bar. This appeared on HTTP websites where users had to provide a password or credit card details, but this will be no more thanks to the latest Chrome 62 update.
Apparently, this warning has been extended to cover any HTTP website where users enter personal data, however, the badge will not be displayed until the point where users start entering personal data into the site. In addition, the search giant company notes that all HTTP websites running in Incognito mode will have the “Not secure” warning, but this is only aimed at letting you know that this mode has increased expectation of privacy. In the long run, Google hopes that all non-HTTPS websites will feature this badge.
If you are using Google Chrome 62 on macOS, you’ll notice that various buttons now match the native style of the OS with a fresh color in the background, border radius as well as padding. The updated desktop Chrome also brings a new Ambient Light Sensor API that will allow websites to adapt to any changes in the intensity of light. The Network Information API now returns actual stats about the connectivity of a user as opposed to before, where only speed estimates based on the connection type were returned.
Google Chrome 62 is now available for download on desktops, but updates for Android, iOS and Chrome OS will be coming soon.