Google Chrome 114 Released With New Password Manager UI, Popover API

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Key Points

  • Update Google Chrome by going to Overflow menu (3 dots) >> Help >> About Chrome, and then click Relaunch when the update is ready to install.
  • Chrome 114 introduces new Google Password Manager with improved UI; can be accessed directly from the overflow menu in Chrome.
  • CAPTCHAs can now be verified automatically, while the feature is enabled.

A week ago, Google Chrome was updated to version 114 for the Early Stable Channel users. It is now also available for everyone to use. The complete build number for this update is 114.0.5735.90. You can now update to Chrome 114 using the built-in update feature or the direct download links given below.

This update addresses 16 security vulnerabilities, 8 of which are deemed of high importance.

Chrome version 114 ships with some new features. For one, the Password Manager has been rebranded as Google Password Manager with an improved User Interface (UI). Moreover, it also has a new Popover API whose purpose is to make the popup tooltips more consistent. The list does not end here.

Let us continue to see what improvements and features Chrome 114 holds for us, and then see how to install/update it.

Release Summary

  • Complete Release Build:
    • Windows: 114.0.5735.90/91
    • Linux/Mac: 114.0.5735.90
    • Android: 114.0.5735.57/.58
    • iOS: 114.0.5735.50
  • Release Date: Tuesday, May 30th, 2023
  • CompatibilityWindows 1110 (32-bit and 64-bit), Linux, Mac, iOS, and Android.
  • Previous Build: 113.0.5672.63/.64

What’s New in Google Chrome 114

Redesigned Google Password Manager

Google is now finally adding its standalone product known as “Google Password Manager” which will now be available directly from the overflow menu.

The Google Password Manager has the capabilities of any typical password manager, that stores your credentials in a safe place. You can now access this password manager directly from the Chrome menu. However, this feature needs to be enabled from the following Chrome flag:


Enable this flag and relaunch Chrome to get the Google Password Manager in Chrome 114’s overflow menu.

Enable new Password Manager UI in Chrome 114
Enable new Password Manager UI in Chrome 114

Now, you can click on the 3 dots in the top right corner of the browser and access the Google Password Manager.

Open Google Password Manager from overflow menu in Chrome 114
Open Google Password Manager from overflow menu in Chrome 114

Automatic Verification for CAPTCHA

CAPTCHAs can be annoying when you have to select certain images and verify that you are, in fact, a human. However, they are still important to prevent cyberattacks. This is why Chrome 114 introduces a feature to automatically verify CAPTCHAs.

Google has added a Private State Tokens API that allows the browser to verify CAPTCHAs by detecting that you are a human, so you do not need to do it manually.

This feature is disabled by default, and needs to be enabled at the following location:

Chrome Settings >> Privacy and Security >>Site Setings >> Additional content Settings >> Auto-Verify

Popover API

The Popover API is for Chrome developers, using which they can “build transient user interface elements that are displayed on top of all other web app UI.”

Popover APIs are interactive popups that appear over other web pages, such as action menus, form element suggestions, content selectors, teaching UIs, etc.

To learn more about Popover APIs, refer to this Google guide post.

To learn more about what’s new for developers in Chrome 114, refer to this Google post for developers.

Other Features in Chrome 114

Some additional features have also been introduced for Google Chrome version 114.

  • Google’s own Root Store

    A Root Store is a repository hosted by all operating systems that contain digitally-signed certificates so that the computers and servers can authenticate secure connections.

    Up until now, Chrome was using third-party Root Stores to authenticate communication. However, with Chrome 114, Google is shifting to its own Root Store for Chrome. The shifting process isn’t entirely complete, but we may see this transition in the next Chrome versions.

  • Automatic detection and suggestion of typos in URL

    A type is when you accidentally misspell a word or words. Google Chrome can now automatically detect this when you make a typo in a URL in the Omnibox, and auto-suggest corrections so you do not waste time manually correcting it.

These are the significant new changes and improvements to the Chrome browser. Let us now continue to see how to install and upgrade to Chrome 114.

Update to Chrome 114

Google Chrome is configured to be updated automatically by default. You can keep browsing the internet while Chrome downloads the newest version for you. It gets installed when you restart the browser.

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 114.

  1. Open Google Chrome and click on the ellipses (3 dots) in the top-right corner.

    Click the ellipses
    Click the ellipses
  2. Expand Help and click “About Google Chrome.”

    About Google Chrome
    About Google Chrome
  3. Once the update is complete, click “Relaunch.”

    Relaunch Chrome 1
    Relaunch Chrome

    As soon as the About page opens, the browser will start searching for an update and 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.

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 114.

Chrome updated to version 114
Chrome updated to version 114

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 below if you do not already have it.

Note: You may go through the Google Chrome updates blog to check the upcoming features in the beta and dev channels which will then be released to the upcoming version of Chrome 115 next month.

Download Google Chrome 114

Click on the links below to download Chrome 114 for the operating system of your choice:

Download Google Chrome offline installers [Stable, Beta, Dev, Canary]

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 114

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.

Chrome 114 installing
Chrome 114 installing

The process is the same for all Windows versions.

How to Uninstall Google Chrome

On a Windows PC, you can uninstall Google Chrome from the settings app, and the Programs & Features applet.

From the Settings App

  1. Navigate to the installed apps tab.

    • In Windows 11:

      Settings app >> Apps >> Installed Apps
    • In Windows 10:

      Settings app >> Apps
  2. Search for “Google Chrome.”

  3. Click on the 3 dots in front of “Google Chrome.”

    Expand Chrome settings
    Expand Chrome settings

    On Windows 11, click on the ellipses (3 dots) in front of Chrome.

    On Windows 10, click on “Google Chrome” to expand it.

  4. Click Uninstall.

    Uninstall Chrome
    Uninstall Chrome
  5. Click Uninstall again.

    Confirm uninstallation
    Confirm uninstallation

From Programs and Features

  1. Open the Programs and Features applet by typing in “appwiz.cpl” in the Run Command box.

    Open Programs and Features Applet
  2. Double-click “Google Chrome” from the list.

    Uninstall Chrome 2
    Uninstall Chrome

    Alternatively, right-click Chrome and then click Uninstall from the context menu.

Google Chrome will now be removed from your PC.

Google Chrome Releases Version History

Chrome VersionRelease DateFeatures
Chrome 12029-Nov-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
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Google Chrome features introduced in each version
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