Google Chrome 77 has just been released and is available for download for all platforms including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. If you have already installed Google Chrome, then you can skip everything and update your Google Chrome installation.
The best feature of the new Chrome 77 is the customization. Now you can change the browser look and feel without downloading and installing themes. Just open a new tab in the browser and customize according to your taste.
Vivaldi has been unique in the sense that you can easily customize a lot of features of the browser easily. Now Chrome comes forward with more customization options. This is certainly something positive for the users who want more visual control over their browser.
What’s new in Chrome 77
Let’s discuss what’s new in Chrome 77 in a little more detail:
This version of Chrome comes with a total of 52 security fixes. You can check out the list of security fixes and their details on the Chrome blog. For the complete set of changelog, you can visit this Chromium 77 log page.
EV SSL display changes
This is a major change in Google Chrome 77. Now the Extended Validation certificates will not display the company name in the address bar. Chrome 77 will only display a padlock sign for secure sites.
You can still check the certificate details but you’ll need to click on the padlock icon to get more details about the certificate security and type.
New tab background customization
I have always been a fan of Vivaldi browser because of its customizability. Now Google has come forward with at least something to customize in Chrome. The latest Chrome 77 lets you choose a background picture for the new tab.
You can choose from the list of Chrome backgrounds collection or you can also upload your own picture.
“Send This Page” to another device
With Chrome 77 on all your devices, you will be able to send open tabs to other devices you own. The only requirement is that you will need to be signed in to your Google account on all of the devices where you want to use the “Send This Page” feature.
Chrome Enterprise enhancements
As an IT geek, I’m always looking for enterprise-level new features in the Chrome browser. The new version of Chrome lets system admins define an XML file that will never trigger a browser switch.
Chrome 77 also comes with site isolation improvements to protect cross-site data such as cookies, form data, passwords etc.
Now you can also launch the guest browsing mode by simply using the -guest flag. Just run the executable from command-line like chrome.exe -guest. This will open the browser with guest mode.
Improvements for developers
The improvements for developers include native lazy loading, more accurate performance metrics by using largest contentful paint time, and PerformanceEventTiming interface. You can learn more about these updates in the following videos:
What’s new in Chrome 77 DevTools:
Download Google Chrome 77
You can download or upgrade Google Chrome by using one of the methods given in the link below. It explains how you can download the latest Google Chrome 77 using the following methods:
- Using Google Chrome updater
- Using Chrome 77 setup
- Automate installation using Ninite
- Download the offline installer for Chrome 77
For your ease, if you want direct download links to the offline installers, you can download them from below links:
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