Chrome turns 10: changes look, improves password manager and Omnibox

Google Chrome is 10 years old and on the occasion of its tenth anniversary Google announced the 69th version, which includes a new design with rounded tabs, a new color palette, updated icons, and new features.

The new tabs are perhaps the most obvious change, a revolution in terms of design that leaves the trapezoidal classics that have always identified the browser. The design is designed to be easier to see at a glance, useful for those who like to have many tabs open in the browser.

Google has also optimized the operation of its omnibox (the multi-function address bar) by showing the answers to some searches directly, without having to open a new tab. Results such as information about celebrities, sporting events and weather will be automatically displayed; you can use the bar to find an open tab and switch to it.

Google is also making some changes to the automatic fill mode. The latter version will more accurately enter passwords, addresses and credit card numbers into the forms and store this information in an account. This comes with an improved password manager that will automatically generate and suggest a complex password for sites when signing up. Chrome will then store the keyword and make it available on both the desktop and mobile.

In the meantime, Google has decided to celebrate Chrome’s 10th birthday and suggests what the next 10 years of the browser might look like, designed to make it even smarter with the help of machine learning.

Big G imagines scenarios in which looking for a song you get as results the biography of the singer, the upcoming concerts and the ability to buy tickets directly in Chrome. The company is also trying to improve activities such as holiday planning, where it is necessary to juggle multiple boards and documents, to simplify the transition between hotel search and flight booking.

The new Chrome design will be available on desktop PC and Mac and, of course, on mobile versions of iOS and Android.