Google Releases Chrome 78 With New Features, Customizations

Posted on October 23, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Google, Microsoft Edge, Web browsers with 2 Comments

Google Chrome is getting a number of new features with the release of Chrome 78. The new version is available across all major platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS.

On the desktop, Chrome 78 introduces some useful new features. Google is letting users customize more parts of the browser with new customization features on the New Tab page that lets you choose from a bunch of images and pre-made themes, and you can also now control what type of shortcuts are shown on the New Tab page.

Chrome 78 also introduces an improved design for Tab Hover Cards, and Google is also integrating its Password Checkup extension into the browser, which notifies you of passwords that were affected by known data breaches.

Chrome 78 comes with an interesting cross-device feature that allows you to highlight a phone number on a browser and right-click to send it to your Android phone where you can actually make the call.

On iOS, Google has added a new dark mode for the browser for users with iOS 13. You can find the full list of changes for Chrome 78 here.

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Comments (2)

2 responses to “Google Releases Chrome 78 With New Features, Customizations”

  1. hoelzer48

    Does the send phone number to Android device feature have to be turned on?

  2. epguy40

    unfortunately Mehedi, Google Chrome 78 has gotten off to a rough start as Chrome 78 crashes on some machines with Symantec Endpoint Protection and certain AV programs installed and users are seeing the "Aw Snap!" messages in Chrome 78

    read the following articles on these sites:

    also read the comments from this google support thread: