Chrome will look a little different soon

This month, Chrome celebrates its anniversary: Google’s browser turns 15. In honor of this event, the developer promises to update the desktop version of Chrome and introduce several additional updates.

Thus, in the coming weeks, the browser will receive a Material You “material design”: it will include updated icons with “improved legibility” and new color palettes “that better complement your tabs and toolbar,” according to the developer.

In addition to the browser itself, Google also promises to update the Chrome Web Store – again, with the help of “material design.” Its preview version, by the way, is already available.

Among the less noticeable innovations are changes in the operation of secure browsing tools: while Chrome currently checks the sites a user visits against its list of potentially dangerous resources every 30-60 minutes, it will soon do so in real time. Google believes that this will improve protection against malware and phishing threats by 25%.