Apart from getting a new interface, the new version of Chrome is also getting a boost in the cybersecurity department; namely, a random password generator feature. This may very well be one of the most feature-packed releases we’ve seen in the last couple of years.
Chrome version 69 is the first major interface update since 2008. With its use of white colours and rounded tabs, the change is quite easy to spot.
According to the developers, the new version should be much more mobile-friendly. Moreover, it features a random password generator, so you won’t have to come up with strong passwords all on your own. Chrome will also store the passwords for you, so having to remember them is not required. You will, of course, be required to be logged in to your Google account to make use of this new feature.
There’s another huge change for cybersecurity reasons; Flash no longer loads automatically. From now on, trying to load it will require case-by-case permission on the user’s end. By 2020, when Adobe is planning to retire Flash altogether, Chrome will scrap it for good.
Last but not least, there’s the revamped New Tab feature which lets you customise the links you see. Previously, an extension was required to make use of this functionality, but from now on, it’s supported by default.
Unfortunately, the anticipated Picture-in-Picture feature didn’t make it in time. As it wasn’t working as intended at the time of release, the development team had to leave it out for the time being.