This week Google launched Chrome 56 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.
This new version comes with a range of new features for developers, an improvement of loading times for reloading pages and a new warning for websites that collect passwords or credit card numbers but don’t use an HTTPS connection.
As of this version, any website that does this will show as “Not Secure” in the address bar.
This is what it looks like:
In the future, Google will be taking this one step further and will mark all websites that use HTTP connections as “Not Secure”.
To top this off, Google added some new performance updates that will allow the browser to reload websites much faster than before.
Previously the browser would check if cached resources are still usable on reload, resulting in more requests, with 56, the browser willl no longer do this.
This results in 28 percent faster reloads with 60 percent less validation requests.
They showed off the performance updates in the following video.
And that’s still not all, Chrome 56 also adds a number of other features including the Web Bluetooth API on Android, ChromeOS, and Mac as well as much more.
It is possible that you already have the latest version via Chrome’s inbuilt updater, or you can download it directly from the Google Chrome website.
You can check out the full details of the update at the source link below.