Chrome for iOS gets improved Safe Browsing to protect users from malicious websites

Google today announced several updates to Chrome Browser on iPhone and iPad, including Enhanced Safe Browsing, a feature designed to give users better protection against phishing, malware, and other web threats.

If enabled, the Enhanced Safe Browsing feature will proactively warn users if web pages are unsafe, with the setting using Google’s Safe Browsing feature. Chrome will also warn if a username and login entered into the browser has been compromised in a third-party data breach.

Improved Safe Browsing has been available on desktop and Android for a while now, but it’s also expected to roll out to iOS with the next Chrome update.

Along with improved Safe Browsing, Chrome will also be able to be set as an autofill provider, filling in logins and passwords on ‌iPhone‌ and ‌iPad‌ in addition to the desktop.

An interface tweak will let users discover new content or start a new search in Chrome when the app hasn’t been used for a while. Recent tabs will still be available, but Google wants to make it easier for users to browse content or return to frequently visited sites more quickly.

Chrome Actions on iOS will let ‌iPhone‌ and ‌iPad‌ users enter an action into the address bar to do things like clear browsing data, open an incognito tab, or set Chrome as the default browser, and machine learning on the device is now available to translate websites faster in your language.

Google says these features will be available in the next release and that “even more innovations” are on the way for the iOS Chrome app. The Chrome app for ‌iPhone‌ and ‌iPad‌ can be downloaded for free from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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