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  • Chrome 72 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux users.
  • It removes the ability to configure a Chromecase dongle on the Web.
  • Chromecast for Android brings a new way to view tab history.


Google has released Chrome 72 for its mobile and desktop users, and brings many security enhancements, as well as new features for developers. The Chrome browser on Windows, Mac and Linux offers a new Settings menu, enhancements to the Web Authentication API, complete pop-up blocking when unloading the page, and more. Desktop users can update to the latest version by using Chrome's built-in update program or by downloading it directly from the company's website. Chrome 72 for Android brings upgrades for media player notifications when you use the Incognito tab, and so on.

Starting with desktop users, Chrome 72 removes the ability to set up a Chromecast dongle using the desktop browser and directs users to the Google Home app for Android and iOS. Previously, users could access chrome: // cast to configure their dongle, but this option was removed, says 9to5Google. However, this change only affects the configuration process, and the distribution of tabs, videos, or sound is still very simple and transparent.

The Settings menu receives auto-typing support for its sections. A shortcut in the People section also allows you to directly open the Google Account settings. Chrome 72 also provides enhancements to the Web Authentication API for an increased layer of security. It now allows users to log in using a security key, Bluetooth U2F keys, or other security methods. Windows users can also use Hello as a two-factor verification process in the browser. For Mac users, Chrome 72 supports external authentication devices that connect via BLE. Chrome 72 also prevents pop-ups from appearing more when unloading pages, regardless of whether the pop-up blocker is enabled. Chrome 72 for Windows also blocks code injections, which reduces the number of deadlocks caused by third-party software. The update also includes a total of 58 security patches, details of which can be found here.

Coming on Android, Chrome 72 brings a new way to view tab history (long press on the previous button), some changes to the Tab menu, as well as security enhancements. Android Police also spotted a Chrome Duet feature that offers more options to the overflow menu, as well as enhancements to the Web Authentication API to allow login using the Windows Hello security key. and other means. However, these features are still late on the flags and Google may enable them by default later.


Chrome 72 is also available for iOS users. The changelog is available below:



  • Support for more search engines. To add another search engine, search this website in Chrome. Then go to the Chrome settings to add the search engine.
  • Fixed crashes on some page translations and added translations to previously untranslated websites.
  • A Siri shortcut to start a new search is available.


Chrome 72 can be downloaded to Android from Google Play, iOS from the App Store, and desktop users can update to the latest version by using Chrome's built-in update program or by downloading directly to leave this place.

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