Google has started launching Chrome 64 (v64.0.3282.116) for Android users. The new version contains site-wide audio muting option and is designed to limit malicious auto-redirects. These updates were a part of the three protection layers that were announced at the end of last year. The latest Chrome update will reach all the compatible Android devices within the course of next few months. The important update that Chrome 64 for Android includes is the security of sites with abusive promotional and advertisement experiences. The browser mainly blocks third-party iframes if a user doesn’t directly interact with them. In this, you’ll get a limited number of malicious auto-redirects throughout your Web browsing. An info bar will also be available to let you view what all the new tabs and windows are trying to overcome your browsing experience.
The Chrome 64 update also includes an improved pop-up blocker that prevents sites with abusive experience such as links appear as clickable video playback buttons and site controls, or transparent overlays that open new tabs and windows by silently capturing clicks so that your personal data can be secured. Moreover, the Chrome 64 update for Android devices come with a site-wide audio muting setting that lets you make the annoying sites silent with a single workaround. There is a feature known as new Sound menu that you can reach by going to Settings > Site settings that help in muting the playing audio from the site. By default, the new setting is enabled, though you can disable the same anytime or add some exceptions by visiting the new Sound menu.
The Chrome 64 also includes an upgraded interface that has a bottom address bar, instead of the original top bar. Similarly, you need to pull up the bottom bar to see your downloads, bookmarks, and history. Users can check the availability of Chrome 64 on your Android device by visiting Google Play. Moreover, a similar update is also expected to reach Mac, Windows, and Linux in the coming days.