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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.

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.

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.

Deprecations and removals in Chrome 71

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

The Intl.RelativeTimeFormat API

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

Watch video using Picture-in-Picture

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

New in Chrome 70

Chrome 70 adds support for Desktop Progressive Web Apps on Windows and Linux, support for Public Key Credentials to the Credential Management API, allows you to provide a name to dedicated workers and plenty more. Let’s dive in and see what’s new for developers in Chrome 70!

Tweaks to cache.addAll() and importScripts() coming in Chrome 71

Some small changes are coming to cache.addAll() and importScripts(), starting in Chrome 71.

Chrome 69 Paint Timing Issues

Chrome 69 includes an incorrect change to our paint-timing metrics, which was intended to capture more of the rendering pipeline, but resulted in some inaccurate timestamps.

More Updates

What's New In DevTools (Chrome 71)

Highlight DOM nodes from Live expressions, store nodes as global variables, and more. Read more

Houdini's Animation Worklet

Animation Worklet allows you to write imperative animations that run at the device's native frame rate for that extra buttery jank-free smoothness™, make your animations more resilient against main thread jank and are linkable to scroll instead of time. Read more

Inside look at modern web browser (part 4)

For the last of this 4 part blog series, we look at how the compositor is enabling smooth interaction when user input comes in Read more

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