Google Chrome 48 Rolling Out to Users Everywhere with Bug and Security Fixes

Google has begun to roll out the next update to their Chrome internet browser, 48, to desktop users everywhere. The update can be accessed by launching Chrome, clicking the Menu button, then navigating to Help > About Google Chrome.

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This update contains bug fixes and security enhancements – 37 security enhancements to be exact, from various external researchers and Google’s internal security team. The Android version of Chrome 48 will see the bulk of updates, with notifications having the ability to add buttons and websites being able to present to a Chromecast or other Google Cast devices.

You’re gonna have to wait until the next update, however, for any major differences in Chrome for desktop, as it’s been discovered that Google is dropping many unused features in the browser for better speed and lightness along with switching over to a different compression algorithm entitled “Brotli” which will save up to 25% more data than past releases. With less data being loaded, Chrome will be consuming fewer resources and computing power on devices. Those on the Canary build of Chrome can enable the feature now, but regular users should see the feature in version 49 of Chrome next.

Have you noticed anything different we might’ve missed in Chrome 48? Leave a comment and let us know!

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