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Chrome 81 released with web NFC, App icon badge and more


Google rolled out a new update of Chrome with version 81. The new update fixes some security bugs and included some new features. The new update is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. The update includes features such as Web NFC, HTTPS, TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, App Icon and more.

Google earlier planned to remove (Transport Layer Security) TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 in Chrome 81 but now they postponed it to later updates. Chrome 81 will load the HTTP images for HTTPS sites to HTTPS automatically and if they failed to load over HTTPS, then Chome will block them.

The new update also enables “app icon badging.” Users can activate badge on their sites and if the sites have any new updates or activities then it will notify users. Chrome 81 also introduces web NFC (Near Field Communications). It allows a web app to read and write to NFC. The feature would be used to get more information about museum exhibits or perform inventory management.

Chrome 81 adds the WebXR Hit Test API. The API allows users to place virtual objects into the camera view of the real world. The new API captures both the location of a hit test and the orientation of the point that was detected.



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