Chrome will silence the notifications permission alerts

You know those annoying pop-ups that appear on websites and offer you to activate notifications? If you too hate these notification alerts, then you will certainly be pleased to know that Google will "silence" them . Although sometimes it can be convenient to set web notifications from the sites that interest us, in most cases these warnings are not useful and, on the contrary, they worsen our browsing experience. The new feature is expected in the next Chrome release , which is expected to arrive within a few months (or less).

Chrome blocks alerts for notifications

Google, on its blog , explained how the next release of Chrome will contain important updates to make browsing more enjoyable and to better protect users from phishing attempts. Google safe browsing , the service that already takes care of warning in case of dangerous sites or files, will soon be enriched with new features.

The most important concerns the control, on chrome, of the appearance of notifications for notifications when browsing a website . The browser will block pop-ups based on user behavior: if you usually close the alerts or click on "I don't want to receive notifications", then Chrome will hide the alert. It will still be possible, from the address bar, to reopen the site notices and change your preferences for each page.

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Source: Google Blog

Behind the alert control is a proprietary machine learning algorithm that was released last March and is constantly updated. More powerful than the previous ones, the algorithm takes care of identifying suspicious sites , possible malware and phishing attempts and then alerting users about the risks. The notification activation pop-ups themselves can, in some cases, hide social engineering attacks.

The main objective of Google is in fact to increase the security on the browser, reducing the possible origins of attacks. By clicking on pop-ups and warnings, the user could give attackers the ability to access their sensitive data or install malware on the device. In addition to Google's security level, it is important not to download files of suspicious origin and that the browser recognizes as dangerous, as well as only browse sites marked as safe.

The other new features of Chrome

The next release of Chrome will also bring with it other innovations useful for improving the browsing experience. Last February Google released Journeys , a tool that groups the web pages visited and the searches made by subject. This feature allows you to access the history more easily, without having to scroll through all the sites visited or having to repeat a search, choosing by area of ​​interest.

For example, if we are planning a trip somewhere, with Journeys it is possible to go back to all the pages visited and access information more quickly. Before only English, the functionality will soon be available in several languages, and will be translated automatically based on the language usually used in the other pages. However, it will be possible to change the language according to your needs.

Another novelty concerns the adaptation of the actions proposed in the toolbar according to the user's needs. Visiting a website you may need to perform a voice search instead of a text one; In this case, Chrome would independently propose the possibility of activating the microphone and using voice commands. It is not yet clear what is the mechanism that allows the browser to adapt; will be available from the next version of Chrome.

In addition, on the occasion of the month of pride, Google has added a series of themes to the browser designed by LGBTQ + artists. Five artists were chosen to tell their stories and give a personalized touch to Chrome.

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