Google releases new Chrome builds every six weeks, and the latest version to launch is Chrome 92. The new browser is available for download since yesterday, and it comes filled to the brim with interface experiments, security improvements, web app enhancements, and performance upgrades. Here's what you need to know.
Chrome 92 is launching today. Apart from the smaller interface experiments and the developer-focused novelties we previously covered, there are some improvements on the privacy front, regarding both features and performance enhancements.
WhatsApp group calls up until this point have been much like a plane. Once it's left the tarmac, it goes express to the end of the call and there's no getting on. That sucks. Well, after plenty of forced restarts and lots of belly aching on the part of users, Facebook has decided to relent and introduce the ability for them to join a group call in progress.
Digital Wellbeing on Android was already looking after your mental health. Now it's also taking care of your physical wellbeing with its latest feature, Heads Up. It was first made available exclusively to Pixel owners, but it's now rolling out to more Android phones.
The Sounds application, which comes pre-installed on Google's Pixel devices, is stock-full of ringtones, alarms, and notification sounds for you to choose from. The app works on non-Pixel phones too, like the Galaxy S10, but not all. That's why we've decided to share with you all the sound files included in it, so you can use them on any device (including your desktops if you like that).
Google's "Go" app variants are a certified hit, even if a large portion of Android users can't actually use them. Gmail Go, the lighter and less resource-intensive version of Gmail designed for handsets running Android Go, has now secured at least half a billion downloads in the Play Store.
The share sheet is both the best and the worst thing to happen to Android. Theoretically, it's a powerful built-in feature that allows you to share content from one app to another and that should make it easy to send photos, files, videos, and links to your most precious contacts with just two or three taps. The reality is far from this ideal, though. Suggested contacts in the top "direct share" row rarely consist of people you regularly talk to, and far too many apps (including Google apps!) have started implementing their own custom share sheets that prevent any muscle memory from building up.
Your security is critical to a positive web surfing experience, and Google is constantly pushing updates to Chrome so you'll stay protected from malicious websites. Some security flaws inevitably fall through the cracks — a reminder you should always use the latest version of Chrome. There's a newly discovered Chrome exploit being actively exploited today, and while Google promptly released a fix for it, there's a chance you could still be running an old, vulnerable version. Let's take a look at what you need to do to make sure you're safe.
As part of last month's Pixel Feature Drop, Google announced that its Assistant Call Screen feature and its awesome Recorder app would be expanding to new markets and languages. The latter is only now happening thanks to a new app update that brings support for four new English variants.