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The Native File System API: Simplifying access to local files

The new Native File System API enables developers to build powerful web apps that interact with files on the user's local device, like IDEs, photo and video editors, text editors, and more. After a user grants a web app access, this API allows web apps to read or save changes directly to files and folders on the user's device.

Experimenting with Periodic Background Sync

Periodic background sync is available as an origin trial starting in Chrome 77. Learn more about what the feature offers, as well as how to start experimenting with it today.

Deprecations and removals in Chrome 77

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 77 to help you plan.

A Contact Picker for the Web

Access to the user’s contacts has been a feature of native apps since (almost) the dawn of time. The Contact Picker API is a new, on-demand picker that allows users to select an entry or entries from their contact list and share limited details of the selected contact(s) with a website. It allows users to share only what they want, when they want, and makes it easier for users to reach and connect with their friends and family.

New in Chrome 76

Chrome 76 is rolling out now! It adds support for the prefers-color-scheme media query, bringing dark mode to websites. An install button in the omnibox to make installation of Progressive Web Apps on desktop easier. A way to prevent the mini-infobar from appearing on mobile. Increases the frequency with which WebAPKs are updated. And plenty more. Let’s dive in and see what’s new for developers in Chrome 76!

The Chromium Chronicle: Test your Web Platform Features with WPT

Web Platform tests (WPT) are the preferred way to test web-exposed features, as they are shared with other browsers via Github. This month, we take a look at WPT best practices.

Audio/Video Updates in Chrome 75

A round up of the audio/video updates in Chrome 75: predicting whether playback will be smooth and power efficient for encrypted media and support of the video element's "playsInline" attribute hint.

What's New In DevTools (Chrome 77)

Copy element styles, visualize layout shifting, and more.

Web Components update: more time to upgrade to v1 APIs

Web Components v0 users have more time to upgrade to v1; but be sure and test.

Image Support for the Async Clipboard API

Chrome 76 adds expands the functionality of the Async Clipboard API to add support for png images. Copying and pasting images to the clipboard has never been easier.

More Updates

The Chromium Chronicle: Code Coverage in Gerrit

Tests are critical because they find bugs and regressions, enforce better designs and make code easier to maintain. This month, we take a look at how to conduct thorough tests with Gerrit Read more

Deprecations and removals in Chrome 76

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 76 to help you plan. Read more

Updating WebAPKs More Frequently

When a Progressive Web App is installed on Android, Chrome automatically requests and installs a WebAPK of your app. Starting in Chrome 76, Chrome will check for updates more frequently, ensuring icons, titles, colors, and other key properties to rolled out to your users faster. Read more

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