Google released Chrome 109 update today. After this update, no new version of Chrome will be released for Windows 7 and 8.1.
Google has started releasing the Chrome 109 update today after the New Year break. This version becomes doubly important because it will be the last version compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. As we said before, Microsoft has finally stopped releasing security updates and technical support for these two operating systems.
According to Neowin, the latest version of Chrome uses the CHIPS feature, which is an alternative to third-party cookies. Google says that this feature will not be limited to blocking cookies that can track user activity on different sites.
Chrome 109 update changes
The next interesting feature is MathML, which provides a more convenient way to insert mathematical formulas into web pages. Chrome 109 also enables the Origin Private File System (OPFS) feature of the Android file system access API so that phones can perform better when accessing files.
The new Chrome update also has optimizations in the field of video conferencing. One of the important features of this version is the ability to help capture the correct window on the page through the Conditional Focus feature. In addition, web developers can record the audio played through the speakers in the video-conferencing application.
Another feature of Chrome 109 is BYOB support for WebTransport, which reduces unnecessary memory allocation. This update can speed up page rendering and also uses a new field to display the HTTP response code when using PerformanceResourceTiming.
Google has stopped supporting the Event.path method in this version, because this API is non-standard and has caused compatibility problems with other browsers.
If you haven’t received the Chrome 109 update automatically, just go to Help > About Google Chrome and check the relevant settings. Google will send Chrome 110 to the beta channel in two days and will probably release the stable version on February 18.