Google released Google Chrome 72 to the public on January 30, 2019. The new version of the web browser patches 58 different security vulnerabilities and introduces other changes or fixes.
Most Chrome users should get the update automatically as the browser is configured by default to download and install new updates when they become available. You may run a manual check for updates in desktop versions of Google Chrome by loading chrome://settings/help in the browser's address bar.
The official release notes highlight only the security fixes but make no mention of other changes. The update patches a critical security issue and several issues rated as high.
The official changelog -- it is huge and will take a while to load -- lists other changes that went into Google Chrome 72. Since you may not want to spend hours or even days going through that monster of a changelog, here is a list of important changes found in it:
Chrome developers may want to check out the What's new in Chrome 72 video on the Google Chrome Developers YouTube channel to find out what is new
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