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Badging for App Icons

The Badging API is a new web platform API that allows installed web apps to set an application-wide badge, shown in an operating-system-specific place associated with the application, such as the shelf or home screen. Badging makes it easy to subtly notify the user that there is some new activity that might require their attention, or it can be used to indicate a small amount of information, such as an unread count.

Registering as a Share Target with the Web Share Target API

The Web Share Target API allows installed web apps to register with the underlying OS as a share target to receive shared content from either the Web Share API or system events, like the OS-level share button.

New in Chrome 71

Chrome 71 makes displaying relative time values easier with the new Intl.RelativeTimeFormat() API. You can specify which side of the text the underline should appear on for text that flows vertically. And using the speech synthesis API now requires user activation before your computer starts talking to you! Let’s dive in and see what’s new for developers in Chrome 71!

Introducing Background Fetch

Background Fetch lets you handle large downloads, even if the browser closes.

What's New In DevTools (Chrome 72)

Visualize performance metrics, highlight text nodes, copy the JS path to a node, and Audits panel updates.

Web Audio, Autoplay Policy and Games

A recap of our Web Audio autoplay policy changes which are rolling out soon in Chrome.

Capabilities

We strongly believe that every developer should have access to the capabilities they need to make a great web experience, and we are committed to a more capable web. Learn about some of the new APIs we're considering and how you can get involved.

The Writable Files API: Simplifying local file access

The writable files API is being designed to increase interoperability of web applications with native applications, making it possible for users to choose files or directories that a web app can interact with on the native file system.

Signed HTTP Exchanges

Signed Exchanges allow websites to sign web content in the way that the content can be safely redistributed and verified where it was originally from. Chrome is experimenting with this starting in Chrome 71.

WebAssembly Threads ready to try in Chrome 70

WebAssembly threads enable an application to make use of parallel threads running while sharing the same memory address space. This enables libraries and applications that rely on pthreads to be ported to run in the browser. This feature is being run under an origin-trial to solicit feedback from the developer community.

More Updates

Deprecations and removals in Chrome 71

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 71 to help you plan. Read more

The Intl.RelativeTimeFormat API

The `Intl.RelativeTimeFormat` API enables localized formatting of relative times without sacrificing performance. Read more

Watch video using Picture-in-Picture

Control Picture-in-Picture for video elements on your website. Read more

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