The latest update of Google Chrome makes the web browser faster and more secure than before. The browser will use HTTPS instead of HTTP to speed up navigation between web pages. HTTP stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol, and the S at the end of HTTPS stands for security. Adding S at the end of HTTP can help users browse the Internet safely, because it can protect all communications and information of users. The Chrome browser has also been urging the Internet to adopt HTTPS for a long time.
Through a post on the Chromium blog, Google clearly pointed out that all address bar entries that do not contain any protocol will automatically get https://protocol. The blog post also mentioned that if a user visits a specific website for the first time, when the user enters the website in the address bar, Chrome will automatically select the HTTPS protocol instead of HTTP. In addition to being more secure and more private, HTTPS can also connect to websites faster because the browser does not need to navigate from HTTP to HTTPS.
If the website does not support the HTTPS protocol, Chrome will revert to HTTP. In addition, Chrome will insist on using HTTP to obtain IP addresses, single label domains and reserved hostnames. The changes made have been rolled out to Chrome 90 (for Chrome desktop version) and Chrome (for Android). The Chrome browser version on iOS will be released later.
In other Chrome-related news, Google updated the Android version of the Chrome browser to speed up loading, use fewer resources, and load 13% faster than before. Google also announced that users of the Android version of the Chrome browser will be able to preview the page and then fully open the page in the same page or in a new tab (if they wish). These two functions will be available in Chrome 89 on Android.
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