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INTERNATIONAL - Google announced in a statement that they have released Chrome 66, introducing 62 security fixes, and feature improvements.

"The Chrome team is delighted to announce the promotion of Chrome 66 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. This will roll out over the coming days/weeks", said Google in the statement. 

While Chrome had a feature that lets you mute audio on a site-by-site basis, version 66 expands on this by allowing you to customise when media may autoplay.

You will be allowed to customise on the following basis: 

1. Content is muted or does not feature audio.
2. You have previously tapped or clicked on the site during the browsing session.
3. On mobile – whether you have has added the site to a home screen.
4. On desktop –  if you have frequently played media on the site.

Another ability added to the new Chrome, is that it can now export passwords in plain text to a CSV file.

Additionally, 9to5Google showed the “Chrome Home” bottom bar has been redesigned and replaced with the “Chrome Home Duplex” in the Android version of Chrome 66. And a new bottom toolbar can be slid up to open a New Tab.

Google announced it will conduct a “small percentage trial” with Chrome 66 for a feature called Site Isolation.

“Site Isolation improves Chrome’s security and helps mitigate the risks posed by Spectre,” said Google.

" To diagnose whether an issue is caused by Site Isolation, use chrome://flags#site-isolation-trial-opt-out as described here. Please report any trial-specific issues to help us fix them before Site Isolation is launched more broadly", said Google.

The company has requested users to report any issues specific to the Site Isolation trial to help fix it before the feature is launched broadly.


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