Yesterday, Google released a new Chrome update – Chrome 87. It’s the final Chrome release of 2020, and it has introduced lots of exciting new features. Along with a few minor changes, Chrome 87 includes a brand new PDF viewer, performance updates, fresh wallpapers for Chrome OS, Chrome actions, etc.
According to Google, Chrome 87 “represents the largest gain in Chrome performance in years’. As per the test results, Chrome 87 starts up 25% faster and loads pages up to 7% faster speed.
Compared to the previous versions, Chrome 87 prioritizes active tabs versus everything open, which leads to better active tab performance while using less power and RAM.
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Google Chrome 87 Stable Version – Check out the Awesome Features!
Along with the minor modifications, Chrome 87 also introduced a few exciting features that will transform your browsing experience. Below, we have shared some of the key features of Chrome 87. Let’s check out.
Search Your Open Tabs
If you are amongst those who keep many tabs open in the browser, this could be a handy feature. Chrome 87 adds an arrow icon in the status bar that lets you see all opened tabs. You can search for the tab in the Chrome tab search option and can directly switch to it.
However, the feature is right now available on Chromebooks and Chrome OS. It would take a few more days to arrive on other desktop platforms.
Chrome 87 introduced a useful feature known as ‘Chrome Actions.’ Chrome Actions are a fast and simple way to take action right from the URL bar. On Chrome 87, the Omnibox shows shortcuts to basic settings like clearing browser history, edit passwords, etc.
For example, if you type ‘Delete history,’ it will offer you a shortcut to open the browser’s history deletion page. Similarly, you can type ‘edit passwords,’ and you’ll get a shortcut directly to the Password settings.
New PDF Viewer
The PDF viewer of Chrome web browser has undergone a massive visual change. The new PDF viewer has a sidebar that shows a thumbnail preview of all the pages in the document. Also, the buttons were shifted to the top of the screen.
Along with that, the new menu also includes a new option to view pages side by side. However, to enable the new PDF viewer in Chrome 87, you need to open the URL – chrome://flags/#pdf-viewer-update and enable the ‘PDF Viewer Update’ option.
During the Coronavirus crisis, Video conferencing has become incredibly important. Businesses and professionals have already turned to video conferencing to stay connected with their customers and colleagues. Chrome 87 introduced few improved camera features to facilitate video conferencing.
If you have a camera that supports pan, tilt, and zoom, Google Chrome can now access those controls. That means that you don’t need to install any third-party software to control the camera. You can do it directly via the Chrome browser.
So, these are some of the best features of Chrome 87 web browser. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also. If you have any doubts related to this, let us know in the comment box below.
This post was written by Amarnath Chakraborty and was first posted to TechViral
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