GOOGLE is urging users to install a huge Chrome update.
The long-awaited Google Chrome 100 is finally here – and even has a new logo to celebrate the big occasion.
It’s the 100th core update to Google Chrome, landing 13 years after the browser first launched.
It comes just days after Google rushed out an emergency fix for a mystery “high severity” bug.
Updating Chrome regularly can stop devastating hack attacks.
But it also means you get new features first – and Chrome 100 is packed with changes.
For a start, there’s a new Google Chrome logo that is very slightly different from the previous version, first introduced in 2014.
It’s now slightly flatter with brighter colours – and arguably looks a little nicer.
Chrome 100 also scraps the Data Saver mode, saying that it’s simply not necessary anymore as mobile data costs have come down.
You can now mute tabs with a single click, rather than having to right-click into it.
Chrome on Android now has a confirmation pop-up when you’re trying to close all tabs at once.
Web apps on Chrome can now work across multiple displays – a first for the browser.
And Google is also removing “user-agent strings”, which is important for privacy.
These strings tell websites information about you – and this can be used to profile you.
There are plenty of other minor tweaks, so keep an eye out once you’ve upgraded.
Earlier this week, Google warned users of a dangerous bug affecting Chrome.
Now anyone with Google Chrome installed is being urged to install the latest security updates.
The issue is also fixed for Microsoft Edge users on Windows PCs with a new update.
Neither Microsoft nor Google have detailed exactly what the problem is.
But both tech giants have now issued emergency patches to plug a seemingly dangerous hole.
Google Chrome has around 3.2billion users globally.
How to update Google Chrome
Updating Chrome is very easy once you know how.
To do it, go to the three dots in the top-right corner, and then choose Help.
Now go to About Google Chrome and then begin the update.
You should do this regularly to keep your PC or Mac protected against the latest hack attacks.
But it’s not foolproof: stay vigilant online and don’t click unsolicited links, hand over personal information, or download unverified apps.
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