- 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.
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- 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
- Compatibility: Windows 11, 10 (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.
Now, you can click on the 3 dots in the top right corner of the browser and access the Google Password Manager.
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
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.
Open Google Chrome and click on the ellipses (3 dots) in the top-right corner.
Expand Help and click “About Google Chrome.”
Once the update is complete, click “Relaunch.”
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.
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.
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]
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 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.
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
Navigate to the installed apps tab.
In Windows 11:
Settings app >> Apps >> Installed Apps
In Windows 10:
Settings app >> Apps
Search for “Google Chrome.”
Click on the 3 dots in front of “Google Chrome.”
On Windows 11, click on the ellipses (3 dots) in front of Chrome.
On Windows 10, click on “Google Chrome” to expand it.
Click Uninstall again.
From Programs and Features
Open the Programs and Features applet by typing in “appwiz.cpl” in the Run Command box.
Double-click “Google Chrome” from the list.
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 Version||Release Date||Features|
|Chrome 117||12-Sep-23||New Material You designs, intimation of potentially malicious web store extensions.|
|Chrome 116||15-Aug-23||Security update cadence changed to weekly from biweekly, One-Time permissions, 26 security patches|
|Chrome 115||12-Jul-23||Includes Topics API (Privacy Sandbox), reading mode, improved Memory Saver UI, HTTP automatic conversion to HTTPS|
|Chrome 114||30-May-23||Improves the Google Password Manager, introduces Popover API for developers, and adds auto-verification of CAPTCHAs.|
|Chrome 113||26-Apr-23||Makes 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 112||4-Apr-23||Removal of Chrome app support, improved UI (experimental), CSS Nesting, WebAssembly Tail Call|
|Chrome 111||6-Mar-23||Automatic lazy-loading, sharing selected regions of the screen, and several improvements for Chromebooks|
|Chrome 110||7-Feb-23||Improved Password Manager and Google Translate controls, Cookies Having Independent Partitioned State, opt-out support for Secure Payment Confirmation|
|Chrome 109||10-Jan-23||Conditional focus on screen sharing, Material You theming support|
|Chrome 108||29-Nov-22||Evergy saver mode, COLRv1 fonts, resize virtual keyboards (Android)|
|Chrome 107||25-Oct-22||HEVC hardware decoding, screen-sharing improvements, and User-Agent reduction (Phase 5)|
|Chrome 106||28-Sep-22||Selective text translation, integrated RSS reader, and advanced search improvements to Omnibox.|
|Chrome 105||30-Aug-22||Improvements for web applications in terms of customizations|
|Chrome 104||2-Aug-22||Automatic lazy-loading, share selected regions of the screen, and several improvements for Chromebooks|
|Chrome 103||21-Jun-22||Pre-fetch page data for faster loading, local fonts for web apps, and block notifications automatically.|
|Chrome 102||24-May-22||Extensions Starter Kit, New Keyboard Shortcuts, And Continued Searches|
|Chrome 101||26-Apr-22||Improved downloads UI, save group tabs, and password manager|
|Chrome 100||29-Mar-22||Multi-screen API, audio controls|
|Chrome 99||1-Mar-22||Handwriting Recognition, Date Picker, And Security Improvements|
|Chrome 98||1-Feb-22||Built-in screenshot tool, smoother emojis with COLRv1, Emojis to screenshots on Android|
|Chrome 97||4-Jan-22||Delete data saved by websites, zoom settings, better web application layouts, HDR enabled|
|Chrome 96||15-Nov-21||Faster navigation, dark mode per site, flags for testing v100|
|Chrome 95||19-Oct-21||Save grouped tabs, secure payments|
|Chrome 94||21-Sep-21||HTTPS-only mode, sharing hub|
|Chrome 90||15-Apr-21||AV1 codecs support, window naming feature|
|Download Google Chrome Offline Installers [Stable, Beta, Canary]|