Google to Phase Out Third-Party Apps on Windows Devices

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Google browser has highlighted its plan to scrap off third-party software that ejects codes into Chrome from Windows interface. The announcement has been preceded by a large number of complaints by Windows users of Chrome crashing on their devices. By doing so, Google will not only leave the users satisfied but also gives it a competitive edge over its rivals as the ‘most used’ web engine. 

Google’s latest measure has been triggered by detection of malicious extensions that disrupt Chrome web settings making it unsafe for windows users. This will also see the web changing some of its policy settings.

Source: Techotv

How Chrome hopes to achieve this

To implement these changes, Google says it will carry out the exercise in three phases;

  • Issuance of warning to users once a crash is experienced which will simply imply that a module formula has been introduced into Chrome 66. Once this is done, a message will be re-laid into a program that urges users to update or remove the web browser.
  • In July 2018, restrictions will be imposed on the third-party modules from injecting in Chrome 68. If this doesn’t work, Chrome will advise users to restart the web page to restore the service. Important to note is that a warning message shall also be displayed to warn a user of the unwanted software.
  • The final stage shall be implemented in January 2019 where Chrome 72 shall fully reject any module injection on Chrome services and enhance functionality on Windows smartphones.

Furthermore, developers are urged to use Chrome Beta to carry out their applications and for testing purposes.

An alternative approach to the issue altogether

Google also guides developers to make use of Chrome extensions software programs used for modification of functions on the browser. This will aid in having singular files where users can obtain and download content easily.

Prior to this announcement, Chrome allowed for the addition of codes into the software. Unfortunately, 15% of users on windows have faced interruptions with frequent crashes on their Windows gadgets. Statistics from Google further estimate that two-thirds of Windows Chrome users enjoy free antivirus software plus accessibility.

However, this shift will accept several tools such as Input Method Editor (IME), Microsoft- signed code and accessibility software.

Prior measures enforced by chrome

Back in January 2017, Google’s Chrome took the initiative to resolve some of the glitches faced by web users on the platform. One of them was an addition of a prompt that enables users to block those annoying requests from various websites.

Thanks to the upgrade, Windows users are also allowed to go to settings and select the preferred resolution based on the type of display one wishes use. Also to be incorporated is the capability to mute auto-playing audio and video content. Notwithstanding the menace of online viruses, Chrome went ahead to introduce new anti-virus features to savor the situation.

Chrome browser also blocked extension from other sources other than those hosted on its Web Store. The company also advises its’ users to ensure that the web browser is updated to the latest version as this will make the web page function faster.

Other upgrades to feature on Chrome

Chrome 64 set to be released on 23rd January 2018 will be equipped with a feature that blocks third-party sites that redirect users to unwanted locations. That aside, Google Company intends to launch an Abusive Experience Report that will protect users from awful experiences replacing them with the best features on the Web.

Google also notified web browsers in advance of its intent to scale out HTTP pages in the upcoming Chrome 56. This will make sure that site owners acquire legal certificates before placing their content on the web. So far, the Company has identified 375 sites that access the platform and informed them of the anticipated changes.

Will have to wait and see if this shift results in a greater online search experience on Windows smartphones.