Being scheduled for this Tuesday, May 25, and six weeks after the v90, Google will launch today Chrome 91. This is the latest major update to your web browser, although most of the major changes are intended for developers. So, I would say yes, it is an update with some importance because it is not knitted, but it will not go down in history as one of the most exciting.
The previous version came with changes such as the new API for augmented reality or support for AV1 encryption, and among the most outstanding news that have arrived together with Chrome 91 we have improvements in another API, that of access to the file system, or support for the automatic transfer of OTP (one-time passwords) from SMS. Below you have a list of the most interesting changes.
Chrome 91 highlights
- File system access API improvements.
- Support for automatic OTP transfer. The WebOTP API has also been improved.
- The novelty that allows you to paste read-only files from the clipboard, which was expected in Chrome 90, will be activated from today.
- Port 10080 will be blocked as 554 has already been blocked for HTTP, HTTPS and FTP.
- Support for WebSocket requests over HTTP / 2.
- An API has been introduced so that developers can export their apps to the web, as the Chrome Apps are discontinued next month.
- Support for JSON.
- Other improvements for developers.
- Bug fixes and security improvements.
The release of Chrome 91 it will be official at any time, so it will soon appear as an update and can be downloaded from Your Website. From there, Linux users will download a package compatible with our distribution, although in others, such as those based on Arch Linux, we also find it in AUR. Considering that they are community-maintained repositories, it will likely take a little longer to arrive in these cases.