Custom site performance reports with the CrUX Dashboard

Today we're releasing the CrUX Dashboard that you can use to better understand how an origin's performance evolves.

Deprecations and removals in Chrome 69

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 69 to help you plan.

Audio/Video Updates in Chrome 69

A round up of the audio/video updates in Chrome 69: AV1 and HDCP policy check.

ReportingObserver: know your code health

ReportingObserver gives developers insight into what their code is doing in the wild. ReportingObserver surfaces information on issues like deprecations and interventions, messages that were previously only available in the DevTools console.

Speed is now a landing page factor for Google Search and Ads

Speed is now a landing page factor for Google Search and Ads.

Well-Controlled Scrolling with CSS Scroll Snap

CSS Scroll Snap allows web developers to create well-controlled scroll experiences by declaring scroll snapping positions. This enables common UX scroll patterns without the need for JavaScript.

New in Chrome 68

Chrome 68 brings changes to the Add to Home Screen behavior on Android, giving you more control. The page lifecycle API tells you when your tab has been suspended or restored. And the Payment Handler API makes it possible for web-based payment apps to support the Payment Request experience. Let’s dive in and see what’s new for developers in Chrome 68!

Page Lifecycle API

The Page Lifecycle API brings app lifecycle features common on mobile operating systems to the web. Browsers are now able to safely freeze and discard background pages to conserve resources, and developers can safely handle these interventions without affecting the user experience.

Introducing NoState Prefetch

Chrome 63 shipped with NoState Prefetch. NoState Prefetch is a mechanism for fetching resources in advance that uses less memory than the deprecated prerendering process.

PWACompat: the Web App Manifest for all browsers

Use the PWACompat library to bring your Web App Manifest to all browsers. By simply dropping in the library, many of the link and meta meta tags required to support older browsers for icons, home screen behavior, theming etc, will be added automatically- no more steps required!

More Updates

Site Isolation for web developers

Chrome 67 on desktop has a new feature called Site Isolation enabled by default. This article explains what Site Isolation is all about, why it’s necessary, and why web developers should be aware of it. Read more

Experimenting with First Input Delay in the Chrome UX Report

Announcing the addition of the First Input Delay (FID) experimental metric to the Chrome User Experience Report. Read more

Introduction to Feature Policy

Feature Policy allows developers to selectively enable, disable, and modify the behavior of certain APIs and features in the browser. It's like CSP, but for features! Shipped in Chrome 60. Read more

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