Get Google Chrome 100 with Multi-Screen API and Audio Controls

After its initial release 13 years ago, Google Chrome has now reached the 3 digit version which might break the internet. Google Chrome version 100 has been released which brings some significant changes to the browser but can potentially disrupt the internet as well.

Google Chrome version 100.0.4896.60 also fixes 28 security vulnerabilities, of which at least 9 are of high importance. Google has yet to disclose the complete details of the vulnerabilities fixed. This is until most Chrome users have installed these patches, so attackers cannot exploit them.

You can now upgrade to this Chrome version or use the links below to download it right away! However, we suggest you read through the new features, as well as the repercussions version 100 might have before installing it.

Release Summary

What’s New in Google Chrome 100

  • New Icon

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    Chrome logos. Source: Google

    After 8 years, Google has finally updated the Chrome logo. The new logo, as you can see in the image above, has sharper colors with a brighter contrast, and a slightly redesigned center circle. You can get a better comparison of the new and older logos from the image below.

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    Old (left) vs. new (right) Chrome logo. Source: Google
  • Disabling Data Saver Mode

    Google Chrome’s Data Saving mode for Android, iOS, and iPads will now be disabled going forward.

    In the previous versions, you could see the “Lite Mode” in the Chrome settings, which shows the percentage of data saved. However, Google argues that the data packages in many countries have gotten cheaper, so Chrome can use its full potential to use more data.

    Now be prepared to pay more for more data consumed on your mobile network.

  • Mute Tabs With One Click

    You can now mute audio playing directly from the tabs at the top of Chrome without having to switch to the tab and then muting the audio/video file.

    The feature was initially introduced back in 2018 but had been removed by Google. At the moment, this feature needs to be enabled through a Chrome flag. Here is how:

    1. Paste the following into the address bar in Google Chrome:

      Paste in address bar
      Paste in address bar
    2. Now search for “Audio” through the search bar at the top.

      Search for Audio
      Search for “Audio”
    3. In front of “Tab audio muting UI control ,” expand the drop-down menu and select Enabled.

      Enable muting UI in tab
      Enable muting UI in tab
    4. Now click Relaunch to implement the changes.

    When Chrome relaunches, you can now see a speaker icon in the tab at the top while playing audio. Simply click on this icon to mute or unmute the audio coming from that specific tab.

    Mute unmute from tab
    Mute/unmute from tab
  • User-Agent Strings

    User-Agent Strings contains the version numbers of the browser you are using, which are sent to the HTTP headers. Since Chrome’s version number has now reached 3 digits, it is still uncertain which websites will support the new format of User-Agent Strings.

    Web developers have been testing all kinds of techniques for parsing these strings, from custom code to using User-Agent parsing libraries, which can then be used to determine the corresponding processing logic. User-Agent Strings and any other version reporting mechanisms will hopefully now report a 3 digit version number.

    However, in Chrome 100, this string has been disabled so that it can allow more time for developers to configure their websites to 3 digit version numbers so that the internet does not break altogether.

  • Multiple Screens for Web Apps

    You can now use web applications on more than one screen if multiple displays are connected.

    The new multi-screen Windows Placement API is now available in Chrome 100 which automatically detects if the host device has more than one display, allowing the user to use more than one display for a web app.

Let us now show you how to upgrade to this build.

Upgrade to Chrome 100

If you already have Google Chrome installed on your computer, then updating it would be easy. Follow the guide below to update your existing Chrome browser to version 100.

  1. Launch Google Chrome and click on the ellipses (3 dots) in the top-right corner of the browser. Then, expand Help, and click About Google Chrome.

    about google chrome
    Open About page
  2. As soon as the About page opens, the browser will start searching for an update and then automatically download it. Once it is ready to install, you will be presented with a Relaunch button. Click Relaunch.

    Note: The browser closes when you click Relaunch and then reopens, restoring all closed tabs.

    relaunch 2
    Relaunch Chrome to upgrade

    The browser will now close and reopen. Once it does, you can navigate to the About Google Chrome page again and confirm that it has indeed been updated to version 100.

    There are a few different methods that can also be used to update your Chrome browser to the latest version, including:

    • Update using Google update
    • Use the downloaded Chrome installer
    • Using Ninite
    • Download Chrome without using a browser

You can learn more about these methods in this guidepost.

You may also download the Chrome browser from the links given below if you do not already have it.

Download Google Chrome 100

Click on the links below to download Chrome 100:

DownloadGoogle Chrome web installer

DownloadGoogle Chrome offline installer

DownloadGoogle Chrome MSI Installer [Enterprise Edition]

DownloadGoogle Chrome for macOS

DownloadGoogle Chrome Offline Installer for Linux

DownloadGoogle Chrome for Android

DownloadGoogle Chrome for iOS

DownloadGoogle Chrome Portable

Install Google Chrome 100

Installing the Chrome browser on a Windows PC is as easy as downloading them. The process may vary for different platforms.

Download the file from the links above and then double-click it to execute. The rest of the process is pretty much automatic. The setup will download the required files (if the web installer was downloaded), install them for you and the browser will launch itself as soon as it is installed successfully.

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Chrome 100 installing

The process is the same for all Windows versions.

Google Chrome Update History

Google Chrome Releases Version History

Chrome VersionRelease DateFeatures
Chrome 122 (Early Stable)20-Feb-24WebGPU enhancements, Read Aloud for Android, and Help Me Write introduced
Chrome 12123-Jan-24Auto-grouping of tabs using AI, experimental generative AI tools to write text and create custom themes.
Chrome 1205-Dec-23Auto-grouping of tabs using AI, copy and save video frames, pin side panel elements to toolbar, improved transparent navigation bar on Android
Chrome 11931-Oct-2315 security updates, save and sync grouped tabs, smart Omnibox with typo detection, and continue where you left off on another device for iOS.
Chrome 11810-Oct-2320 security patches, extended Passkey support, Read Aloud in Reading Mode
Chrome 11712-Sep-23New Material You designs, intimation of potentially malicious web store extensions .
Chrome 11615-Aug-23Security update cadence changed to weekly from biweekly, One-Time permissions, 26 security patches
Chrome 11512-Jul-23Includes Topics API (Privacy Sandbox), reading mode, improved Memory Saver UI, HTTP automatic conversion to HTTPS
Chrome 11430-May-23Improves the Google Password Manager, introduces Popover API for developers , and adds auto-verification of CAPTCHAs.
Chrome 11326-Apr-23Makes notes in the sidebar, deletes the last 15-minute browsing history on Android, adds a bookmark or translate button in the toolbar on Android, enable or disables all extensions, and WebGPU enabled by default.
Chrome 1124-Apr-23Removal of Chrome app support, improved UI (experimental), CSS Nesting, WebAssembly Tail Call
Chrome 1116-Mar-23Automatic lazy-loading, sharing selected regions of the screen, and several improvements for Chromebooks
Chrome 1107-Feb-23Improved Password Manager and Google Translate controls, Cookies Having Independent Partitioned State, opt-out support for Secure Payment Confirmation
Chrome 10910-Jan-23Conditional focus on screen sharing, Material You theming support
Chrome 10829-Nov-22Evergy saver mode, COLRv1 fonts, resize virtual keyboards (Android)
Chrome 10725-Oct-22HEVC hardware decoding, screen-sharing improvements, and User-Agent reduction (Phase 5)
Chrome 10628-Sep-22Selective text translation, integrated RSS reader, and advanced search improvements to Omnibox .
Chrome 10530-Aug-22Improvements for web applications in terms of customizations
Chrome 1042-Aug-22Automatic lazy-loading, share selected regions of the screen, and several improvements for Chromebooks
Chrome 10321-Jun-22Pre-fetch page data for faster loading, local fonts for web apps, and block notifications automatically.
Chrome 10224-May-22Extensions Starter Kit, New Keyboard Shortcuts, And Continued Searches
Chrome 10126-Apr-22Improved downloads UI, save group tabs, and password manager
Chrome 10029-Mar-22Multi-screen API, audio controls
Chrome 991-Mar-22Handwriting Recognition, Date Picker, And Security Improvements
Chrome 981-Feb-22Built-in screenshot tool, smoother emojis with COLRv1, Emojis to screenshots on Android
Chrome 974-Jan-22Delete data saved by websites, zoom settings, better web application layouts, HDR enabled
Chrome 9615-Nov-21Faster navigation, dark mode per site, flags for testing v100
Chrome 9519-Oct-21Save grouped tabs, secure payments
Chrome 9421-Sep-21HTTPS-only mode, sharing hub
Chrome 9015-Apr-21AV1 codecs support, window naming feature
Download Google Chrome Offline Installers [Stable, Beta, Canary]
Google Chrome features introduced in each version

Final Verdict

After using Chrome 100, we think it is safe to use and no website we have opened had any issues loading.

With that said, let us know if you experience any problems in the comments section below.

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Subhan Zafar is an established IT professional with interests in Windows and Server infrastructure testing and research, and is currently working with Itechtics as a research consultant. He has studied Electrical Engineering and is also certified by Huawei (HCNA & HCNP Routing and Switching).

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