Google is making its Chrome browser (opens in new tab) much more secure on Apple’s mobile platform with the addition of several new security features.
On a blog post (opens in new tab)Google Product Manager Nasim Sedaghat announced five new features being introduced to Chrome on iOS, including two security-oriented ones ported from the desktop version.
But the company has also sought to make Chrome on iOS more engaging and interactive for users everywhere, particularly as the browser wars heat up.
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The first is Enhanced Safe Browsing, which Google says will help minimize the threat of phishing or malware attacks. When activated, the tool predicts and warns users if web pages are dangerous. Also, when a user enters their credentials on a website, Chrome can now warn them if their information was compromised in a previous data breach and suggest an update.
The second security-oriented update is the ability to fill in passwords in any app, as Chrome on iOS now comes with Google’s password manager built in, allowing users to automatically fill in their login credentials in any app.
Other newly introduced features include faster translation of pages from different languages, with the help of on-device machine learning, and making it easier for users to discover new content or start a new search after a period of absence.
“You’ll still be able to find all your recent tabs, but we’re also making it easier to browse content, start a new search, or easily go back to your most frequently visited sites,” Google said, further adding that the feature will be coming to Android soon. .
The final change, Chrome Actions, will allow users to save time by typing the title of an action in the address bar. The address bar will also be able to predict when the user will be able to benefit from a Chrome action, based on the words already typed.