Google released the stable version of the Chrome 60 web browser yesterday for the supported desktop operating systems Windows, Mac and Linux.
The new version is mostly a security and under-the-hood release that introduces little functionality to the frontend side of the browser.
Google notes on the Chrome Releases blog that the company has patched 40 security issues in Google Chrome, but lists only those contributed by external researches on the blog.
The company notes that Chrome 60 will roll out to userbase over the coming days and weeks. Considering that Chrome 60 is a security update, it is recommended to update the web browser as soon as possible to patch it and protect it against attacks that target these vulnerabilities.
Chrome users can run a manual check for update by clicking on Menu > Help > About Google Chrome, or by loading chrome://help/ directly.
The page lists the installed version of the browser, and runs a check for updates. If it finds the update to Chrome 60 -- which it should -- it downloads and installs it automatically. A restart of the browser is required to complete the process.
Chrome users who are interested in the full list of changes can check out the master log that lists them all.
Here are some of the changes that are notable in the Chrome 60 release:
Did you notice other changes in Google Chrome 60? Let us know in the comment section below!
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