Published On: Tue, Sep 5th, 2017

Chrome 61 Enters Stable Channel, Now Rolling Out For Windows, Mac and Linux

Chrome 61 has finally entered a fast channel with a slew of developer-focused facilities and ubiquitous confidence fixes. The desktop chronicle for Chrome 61 has started rolling out today, accessible for Mac, Windows, and Linux. It brings a latest WebUSB API, that enables web apps to correlate with mechanism peripherals like keyboards, mouse, and printers.

With integrated support for WebUSB API, users can take full advantage of all a peripherals in a secure ecosystem though downloading outmost drivers. While high-level web height APIs already upheld many of a peripherals though specialized educational, scientific, or industrial USB peripherals lacked this support, and users had to implement vulnerable drivers and program with system-level privileges. The WebUSB API eradicates a need for third-party drivers.

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PaymentRequest API

Besides, Chrome 61 also gets bone-fide support for a PaymentRequest API on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS. Developers can now capacitate easy and secure checkout interfaces for online stores and other retailers. In May 2017, Google strictly integrated this API to concede purchases from third-party websites within Chrome. Companies are nonetheless to adopt this new API system, though this complement should shortly be integrated to make remuneration checkouts easier.

Network Information API and Device RAM API

Other changes on a Chrome 61 chronicle includes a Network Information API that lets websites obtain tie information of a device. Similarly, Device RAM API allows websites to guard RAM use to optimise a opening of web apps.

Web Share API for Android

One of a poignant changes on a Chrome 61 is for Android platform. With a new Web Share API, developers will have to use a new navigator.share API on Chrome that will open a local Android share dialog, that will capacitate pity of content or links with other commissioned local apps on their phone. Also, Chrome will now automatically switch videos to full-screen mode whenever a user rotates a device.

The Chrome 61.0.3163.79 is now rolling out for desktop and it might take days or weeks to strike your device. For Android and Chrome OS, we can design it to hurl out in a entrance days.


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