Google’s Chrome 100 web browser can now be installed worldwide. The American firm announced that the browser upgrade includes a new, cleaner and brighter logo, much-needed bug fixes, as well as overall performance improvements. Google is so convinced of the efficiency of its latest version that it even removed Lite mode in Chrome 100, which was designed to help users use less data when surfing the web, which makes it much faster.
The Californian company now believes that this Lite feature is no longer needed due to the overall efficiency of the web browser. Google says it has made many improvements to Chrome to minimize data usage and improve web page loading without the need for a dedicated mode. If you fancy trying out this new version of Chrome, it should be available in the days and weeks to come.
Just head to the Chrome option in the menu bar and tap on “About Google Chrome”. You will then find the option to relaunch and update the software with the things installed automatically.
However, before you update your PC, it’s worth noting that there have been some concerns about Chrome 100, with some experts warning that this update could break some popular websites.
The alert is all about this new Chrome 100 name with some websites getting confused when faced with a browser that has three digits in its title instead of two.
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Think of it a bit like the concerns over the millennium bug that made computer experts fear that the year 2000 could send PCs across the planet in meltdown.
Concerns about Chrome 100 have been very real with Mozilla – which makes the popular Firefox software – recently posting its concerns about the changes in an online message.
“Major version 100 is a big milestone for Chrome and Firefox. It also has the potential to crash websites as we move from a two-digit version number to a three-digit version number,” said the Mozilla team.
Google has been clearly aware for some time that the changes could wreak havoc on the web and has worked hard to minimize the impact. Most web developers have known about the transition for months and should have made sure their websites were ready for the upgrade.
Google has also incorporated the option to freeze its browser at version 99 while all issues are resolved. All of this means that you should be safe upgrading to Chrome 100. However, if you downloaded it and found that your favorite websites aren’t working, that could be the cause.