The new browser update – version 81.0.4044.113 – has been deployed for Windows, Mac and Linux.
The new update is only provided with security fixes and rewards and as part of a note, however, the company does not share any details about it at this time. In a short note, Google explains, “Access to bug details and links can be restricted until the majority of users are updated with a patch. We will also keep restrictions if the bug exists in a third-party library on which other projects are similarly dependent, but have not yet been fixed. “
The new update is expected to roll out in the coming days or weeks, Google said in a blog post. Chrome users can check their version by clicking the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the browser, then navigating to Help >> About. As a reminder, Google rolled out Chrome 81 earlier this month and brought in the “Tab Groups” feature. As the name suggests, the feature provides club users with tabs. To do this, they must right-click or double-click on any tab >> select ‘add to new group’ >> drag tabs to that group.
It also gives its users the possibility to customize the group in terms of header (a colored dot), group name, etc. It also allows users to merge two groups or dissociate tabs according to their convenience.
This month, Google also temporarily canceled changes to SameSite cookies in Chrome due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19). As a reminder, with version 80 launched in February, Chrome began to apply the secure management by default of third-party cookies to increase confidentiality. The deployment, which has been gradual, has been closely monitored, including by proactively contacting individual websites and services to ensure that their cookies are properly labeled.
“… Given the extraordinary global circumstances caused by Covid-19, we are temporarily canceling the application of the labeling of SameSite cookies, effective today,” said Google’s blog in Chromium.