Chrome 76 is rolling out now! It adds support for the
prefers-color-scheme media query, bringing dark mode to websites. An install button in the omnibox to make installation of Progressive Web Apps on desktop easier. A way to prevent the mini-infobar from appearing on mobile. Increases the frequency with which WebAPKs are updated. And plenty more. Let’s dive in and see what’s new for developers in Chrome 76!
A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 76 to help you plan.
When a Progressive Web App is installed on Android, Chrome automatically requests and installs a WebAPK of your app. Starting in Chrome 76, Chrome will check for updates more frequently, ensuring icons, titles, colors, and other key properties to rolled out to your users faster.
In Chrome 76, we're making it easier for users to install Progressive Web Apps on the desktop by adding an install button to the address bar. If a site meets the Progressive Web App installability criteria, Chrome will automatically show an install icon in the address bar, making it easy for users to install your PWA.
LayoutNG is a new layout engine for Chromium that has been designed for the needs of modern scalable web applications. It improves performance isolation, better supports scripts other than Latin, and fixes many float, margin, and web compatibility issues.
Autocomplete with CSS values, a new UI for network settings, and more.
We're giving you more control over the PWA Add to Home Screen mini-infobar. Starting in Chrome 76, you can prevent the mini-infobar from appearing by calling
preventDefault() on the
A quick overview of paint holding. A Chromium feature for reducing the flash of white on same-origin navigations