Just under two months ago, Google He launched the 91st version of your web browser with few important news for the average user. A few hours ago, yesterday in your time zone, have thrown Chrome 92, and this will be another installment that will not go down in history for including features or aesthetic changes that attract a lot of attention. It is worth updating, at least for another reason, as many security flaws have been fixed.
In total, they have been corrected 35 security flaws. Among the news that most interest us as users we have new quick actions and improvements in the isolation of web pages, although the latter can also enter the group of news for security, or more specifically privacy. Here is a list of the highlights that have come along with Chrome 92.
Chrome 92 highlights
- New quick actions such as Manage Synchronization, Manage Security Settings, or Security Check.
- Improvements in the isolation of web pages.
- Permissions in the address bar.
- It is formalized that the default color space for 2D canvases and ImageData is sRGB and parameters are added to specify the non-RGB color space when creating a 2D canvas or ImageData.
- Initial support for Shared Element Transitions as a new API to allow a simple set of transitions in single-page and multi-page applications, making it quick / easy to deploy such transitions.
- Introduction of crypto.randomUUID to generate RFC-4122 v4 compliant UUIDs in a standardized way to improve security.
- Chrome's site isolation feature expanded to also include browser extensions.
- Other security improvements.
Chrome 92 available since yesterday, so Windows and macOS users can now update from the same browser. Users of Debian-based systems and others like Fedora, where the repository is added automatically when installing it for the first time, should also have the update waiting in the software center or with the command sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade. On Arch Linux based systems it is already in the AUR.