Google has released a major update to its Chrome browser for all major platforms. The stable version of Chrome 88 is available for Windows, Linux, macOS and iOS, and Android. This update brings quite many innovations and the end of support for several technologies and platforms.
Among other things, Chrome 88 dropped support for Mac OS X Yosemite and now requires at least OS X 10.11 El Capitan to run. The browser can no longer be used as an FTP client; FTP: // … addresses are no longer supported. Also, the developers finally got rid of the Adobe Flash Player. Additionally, Google has finally gotten rid of the Legacy Browser Support (LBS) add-on.
The dark theme has been improved in the browser. It now extends to the scrollbar of service pages such as settings, bookmarks, history, new tab, and so on.
Sites now ask for permissions less annoyingly. Search for tabs has appeared, making it easier to work with a large number of open pages—simplified management of multiple logins and passwords. You can sign in to the site using the information stored in your Google account even if passwords are not syncing in Chrome. Also, passwords are analyzed, and the system suggests replacing them as not unique enough. And these are not all innovations.