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Chrome will now let you know if your password has been stolen

A new feature that Google is baking directly into its Chrome browser will ostensibly help all of us stay much safer when surfing the web. As explained in a new company blog post today penned by Google senior product manager AbdelKarim Mardini, the search giant is adding a feature to Chrome similar to one it’s been working on for a while that showed up as an extension earlier this year. The gist is that when you’re logging into a website while running Chrome, Chrome can kick in and alert you if that username and password have been stolen as part of the cavalcade of data breaches we’ve all read about.

“Chrome has safety protections built in, and now [...]

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How to use Google Chrome’s built-in password manager

Passwords are the bane of our internet existence. It’s impossible to remember them all. It’s even harder to come up with good ones. A password manager is highly recommended, but did you know that Chrome already has one built-in?


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Chrome will start warning you when you visit a website that loads slowly

The internet is faster and more accessible than ever, but there are still plenty of websites that take far too long to load. Google appears to be just as fed up with these sites as we are, because, on Monday, the Chrome team revealed that it is considering a new feature which will “identify sites that typically load fast or slow for users with clear badging.” It isn’t clear how this feature will be implemented yet, but Google will experiment with several options.

“Badging is intended to identify when sites are authored in a way that makes them slow generally, looking at historical load latencies,” Google explains in a blog post. “Further [...]

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Chrome on Android rolling out new long press menu for links, images

Chrome 78 rolled out last month and was a relatively quiet release for Android. A server-side update for the browser today introduces a new long press menu that provides previews alongside actions for links and images.


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