Google is rolling out the latest version of its popular internet browser today. Chrome 70 undos a controversial login change that came with the previous version. Chrome’s latest version is now out for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Some of the controversial changes have been reversed with this version.
Users will now be able to prevent the browser from automatically signing into their Google account if they log into one of the company’s apps. For example, if you were logged into YouTube, the browser would be signed into that account as well.
This change had led to a lot of criticism from users and Google had said that it would allow users to disable it. It’s now providing that option with the latest version of the Chrome browser.
When the browser is signed into the Google account, it stores bookmarks, browser history, and passwords on Google’s services if the Sync feature is turned on by the user when prompted to do so.
The option to disable this can now be found in the settings menu of Chrome 70. Users who don’t want this should set the “Allow Chrome sign-in” feature to off. It’s opt-out for users which means that if you don’t disable it, the feature will continue to work as intended. The latest version of Chrome also adds support for Progressive Web Apps on Windows and for the AV1 video codec.