Google is making its Chrome browser (opens in a new tab) much more secure on Apple's mobile platform with the addition of several new security features.
In a blog post (opens in a new tab), Google Product Manager Nasim Sedaghat announced the introduction of five new features to Chrome on iOS, including two focused on security, carried over from the desktop version.
But the company has also sought to make Chrome on iOS more engaging and interactive for users around the world, especially as the browser wars intensify.
Chrome on iOS
First, Enhanced Safe Browsing, which Google says will help minimize the threat of phishing or malware attacks. When enabled, the tool predicts and warns users if web pages are dangerous. Additionally, when the user enters her credentials on a website, Chrome can now warn her if the information was compromised in a previous data breach and suggest an update.
The second security-focused update is the ability to enter passwords in any app, as Chrome on iOS now comes with Google's password manager built-in, allowing users to autofill their login credentials in any app. .
Other recently introduced features include faster translation of pages from different languages, the use of on-device machine learning, and the ability for users to more easily discover new content or start a new investigation after a long absence.
"You'll still be able to find all of your recent tabs, but we're also making it easier to navigate through content, start a new search, or easily return to your most visited sites," Google said, adding that the feature is coming to Android soon.
The latest change, Chrome Actions, will allow users to save time by typing an action's title in the address bar. The address bar will also be able to predict when the user might benefit from a Chrome action, based on words already entered.