Google Chrome reaches version 92 on Android, and although it doesn’t bring much new stuff, it does have some interesting changes both in the area of security and in the ease of access to change the permissions of a Web page.
Google Chrome 92 is now available for download both on Google Play and through its corresponding APK, in case the update still does not appear in the store. We announce the main new features of Google Chrome 92 for Android.
Permissions for a more convenient application
In the area of usability, there is a small change that will make it easier for you to manage the permissions you’ve granted – or denied – to a website. The access mode is the same: by tapping the web page icon in the address bar, then entering Permissions.
The difference is what happens next. While you can already see all the permissions for each app, you need to tap each one to change its enabled or denied status. In Chrome 92 there is a switch, faster.
Entering the realm of news that is not yet available at first, but that requires the activation of a Chrome Flag, is the continuous search, which we saw earlier.
It’s activated by the # continuous search flag, and basically it shows a top bar every time you enter a Google search result. Other search results are displayed in this bar, so you can switch between them without having to go back.
Most visited websites by hand
Another novelty hidden under a Chrome flag are the shortcuts to the most visited web pages, just below the address bar. We have also seen this before and at the moment it is also not active from the start in Google Chrome 92.
In this case, the Chrome flag to turn on is # omnibox-most-visited-tiles. Then whenever you tap on the address bar to search or type a webpage, you will see the websites you visit most frequently just below.
Additionally, Google Chrome 92 for Android improves sandboxing, which is used on web pages that use OAuth login providers such as “Sign In with Google”. This process isolation requires a little more resources, so it is disabled on mobiles with less than 2 GB of RAM.
API for opening formats is also added, through which a web page can be configured as a specific option to open a specific file format in the operating system. For example, a text editing web application can be set as the default application for opening TXT documents.