Google has released Chrome version 95 to the stable channel. Chrome 95 brings some new features for its users while increasing the overall security and security signatures.
To upgrade to the latest version of Google Chrome, you can follow the method given below, or use one of the direct download links in this post.
Let us remind you that Google switched from a 6-week release cycle to a 4-week release cycle. Meaning, a newer version of Google Chrome will be released to the public every 4 weeks. The announcement was made back in March 2021. This approach will keep users more protected than before, allowing the Chrome browser to update its security patch quicker. However, not every release upgrades the browser’s primary build.
Installing this version of Chrome will upgrade your build to 95.0.4638.54.
A total of 19 vulnerabilities have been addressed with this release, out of which 5 are deemed to be of high priority.
Let us now show you how you can upgrade your current Google Chrome to version 95, or install it from scratch.
There are a few different methods that can 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.
- Complete release build: 95.0.4638.54
- Release date: Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
- Compatibility: Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Linux, Mac, iOS, and Android.
- Previous build: Chrome 94
- Bug fixes: 19. More information about security fixes can be found here.
Upgrade to Chrome 95
If you already have Google Chrome installed on your computer, then updating it would be easy. Please follow the guide below to update your existing Chrome browser to version 95.
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.
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. Note that the browser closes when you click Relaunch and then reopens, restoring all closed tabs.
Click Relaunch. When the browser reopens, you can navigate to the About Google Chrome page again and confirm that it has indeed been updated to version 95.
You may also download the Chrome browser from the links given below if you do not already have it.
Download Google Chrome 95
Click on the links below to download Chrome 95:
Download: Google Chrome web installer
Download: Google Chrome offline installer
Download: Google Chrome MSI Installer [Enterprise Edition]
Download: Google Chrome for macOS
Download: Google Chrome for Android
Download: Google Chrome for iOS
Download: Google Chrome Portable
Install Google Chrome 95
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.
The process is the same for all Windows versions.
What’s new in Chrome 95
Save grouped tabs
You can group different tabs using the Tab Grouping feature that was introduced back in Chrome version 83. In Chrome 95, Google has taken the feature a step further by allowing the users to save their grouped tabs in case you close them. This way, you will not need to re-open each tab individually each time you launch the Chrome browser.
This feature needs to be manually enabled after upgrading to Chrome 95. To do so paste the following in the address bar and hit Enter.
Now select Enabled from the drop-down menu in front of “Tab Groups Save” and then click Relaunch at the bottom-right corner of the browser.
When the browser relaunches, you can save a group when creating it by switching the slider in front of Save group to the on position, as in the image below:
Improved security for online payment options
Chrome 95 has not only made online transactions via debit/credit cards more secure, but more convenient as well. Users will now need to provide authentication when making an online payment. The authentication method can also be biometric verification (if your device supports it).
Web apps as default apps
Online web applications can now register themselves as native applications – as if they were installed on your computer. This is done through the process of URL Handlers where the web apps can handle the incoming URLs to execute the command like a native application.
EyeDropper for web apps
Chrome 95 brings in a new EyeDropper Application Programming Interface (API). You can use this tool to select a color directly from an image.
Although this feature is a part of the Dev Tools for Chrome 95, it is still worth mentioning as our developer readers can benefit from this new improvement.
New features in DevTools
Here is a full list of new features and improvements made to the Dev Tools in Chrome 95 which may excite some of Chrome’s audience. Here are some insights:
- Select colors with the new EyeDropper API.
- Now standardizes routing pattern syntaxwith the new URL-Pattern API.
- Reduce the information in the User-Agent string to only the browser’s brand and significant version using the User-Agent Reduction.
- WebAssembly now provides exception handling support, which allows code to break control flow when an exception is thrown.
There are a bunch of other new features as well. Go to Google’s blog post to learn all about it.
Although Google Chrome 95 brings in new features and improvements, we think that users can do without these features for now, as they might not be as significant as the innovation Google has introduced with the previous builds.
Regardless, we still suggest our readers that you update to Chrome 95 as it fixes several security vulnerabilities that can be exploited by an attacker on the web.
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