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Here’s why you should actually care about the latest Chrome release

Google has just announced that version 60 of its Chrome browser has now been promoted to the stable channel for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

The arrival of version 60 brings a host of new features which many will undoubtedly find very useful, making what might be the best web browser even better – especially for Mac users.

That’s because the big G has added support for Apple’s newly-introduced Touch Bar, which debuted on the most recent MacBooks.

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Touch Bar support means MacBook owners will be able to open new tabs, add bookmarks, favourites and more, and customise the buttons on the OLED panel.

But general users have also received some new features, with Incognito Mode now providing a more comprehensive explanation of what it will and won’t do.

Work has also been carried out on the payment API so Android Pay should work smoothly in the new browser.

And for the devs, credential management has been improved, while font rendering has been tweaked in CSS so text will render without the need to download the whole font first.

Mobile users have also been catered for with a new widget that will sit on your home screen and take you directly to the omnibox to search, rather than just opening the app.

And on Android, that omnibox will now suggest URLs that have been pinned to your clipboard – a feature that can be turned on in flags.

Chrome 60 will be rolling out “over the coming days/weeks” according to Google’s release notes,

Let us know what you think of the new version by tweeting us @trustedreviews.

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