Google has released a stable version of Chrome 90 for its mobile and desktop browsers. The new Chrome update brings some changes and additions. It is worth noting that the updated browser now supports the AV1 codec to optimize WebRTC video conferences and the use of HTTPS over the HTTP protocol.
Other changes and new features of the browser include renaming the functional policy to the permissions policy, decorating the DOM in the shadow, having the function of hiding the reading list, and using “overflow: clip” to prevent overflow. Through a post on the Chrome Developer Blog, Google detailed all the new features introduced in the latest Chrome 90 update. As mentioned above, the most significant change in the update is the addition of the AV1 codec, which you can optimize WebRTC video conferencing.
The new codec will improve compression efficiency and reduce bandwidth consumption while improving video quality. Also, compared to VP9, it improves the connectivity of low-bandwidth connections, and screen sharing becomes more effective. Chrome will now redirect all websites to use the HTTPS protocol instead of using HTTP for all pages not specified by the user.
HTTP stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol and suffix S stands for security. It is better to use the HTTPS protocol, as it can protect all communications and information that may be transmitted by the user’s computer while browsing the Internet. What’s more.
The Chrome browser will allow users to hide the reading list without using chrome: // flags. This can now be done by right-clicking on the “Bookmarks Bar” and finally, the drop-down menu shows the “Show Reading List” option at the bottom. One of the main improvements in Chrome 90 is the CSS overflow.
Use overflow: Clipping will help developers avoid scrolling within the CSS box. At the same time, the API will now be renamed from Role Policy to Permission Policy. This allows users to selectively enable, disable, and modify the behavior of certain APIs and web functions in the browser.
Another new feature is the addition of decorative shadow DOM, which helps render HTML rendering better on the server-side.