Google has released a new version of the Chrome browser on May 25, 2021. Chrome 91 Stable is a security and new feature update that runs automatically on all devices that have the browser installed.
The update fixes 32 security vulnerabilities in the Chrome browser, as stated in Chrome Release blog.
One of the main new features of Chrome 91 is support for pasting files on the operating system clipboard. Chrome users who want to upload files to a web service could use a file browser or drag & drop. The ability to paste files that exist in the Clipboard has a new option. Just use Ctrl-V to paste the information or file and the site will accept it if it supports it.
Other changes in Chrome 91
The following is a brief overview of other major changes to Chrome 91:
- Problem tabs will automatically freeze in Chrome to free up system resources. Exceptions include tabs that play audio and other types of activities.
- Installed PWAs can start with the operating system. Use flag chrome: // flags / # enable-desktop-pwas-run-on-os-login for more settings.
- HTTP 10080 has been blocked to stop NAT Slipstream 2.0 attacks.
- The GravitySensor API was enabled by default.
- WebOTP API support on Android for multi-source iframes, if enabled by the policy.
- Support for JSON modules.
- WebAssembly SIMD support.
- WebTransport protocol framework support.
- DNS over HTTPS is now also available on Linux