Today Google rolled out Chrome 59 to users on Mac, Windows, and on Linux, bringing Chrome users a number of new features, as well as some security features.
One of the biggest changes is the introduction of native macOS notifications but there is a lot more than that.
Chrome 59 will include full support for the new animated PNG format and it will come with a Material design change for the settings page, grouping controls by a set of cards.
Within this, there’s also a new blue action bar for search settings, a new navigation drawer to access categories of settings quickly, and a dropdown for getting to the advanced settings.
Google has done similar with the About Chrome page.
There’s also new support for animated PNGs or APNGs, which are similar to GIFs, but support 24-bit and 8-bit transparent images.
In terms of the new notifications, as of Chrome 59, the notifications that it sends will be native on Chrome OS, using the Notifications API and Chrome notifications to do so. Google has provided a migration guide to help you with this.
And to finish off, 59 will also add the ability to run the browser from the command line using Headless Chromium.
You can download Chrome 59 on the desktop today but it won’t launch for Android or Chrome OS for a little while yet.
You can find out more about Chrome 59 at the source link below.