Google’s push for greater adoption of securing HTTPS browsing takes another step forward, as the v90 edition of Chrome hits stable channel for desktop from today. Bleeping computer says the release that came out a day after was expected.
In March, Google made an announcement about Chrome to become default to HTTPS starting with version 90. This is because it is one of the most used protocols that helped improve security and privacy. This is the version that wouldn’t want anyone spying on browsing habits without using built-in FLoC technology. In addition, this version improves the initial loading speed of sites that support it. On the iOS systems, this is a change that is going to arrive a little later but remembers you should see it in the right way on desktop and android. Don’t worry- Engadget has HTTPS ready for years now.
Probing further, this is the version of Chrome that builds in AV1 encoder for the first time on Google browser and also said this version is specifically optimized for video conferencing. We have seen AV1 implemented by Netflix to play video on mobile devices, it will apparently improve low bandwidth networks on the streaming platform. Apart from this, version 90 will improve the screen sharing efficiency as compared with VP9. Hence, restarting your browser will probably help you a lot in getting installed with this new version or you can get it installed by going to the About page under Settings.