In honor of its 15th anniversary, Chrome has announced a new UI update that incorporates the Material You design. This update allows users to customize the color theme based on their profiles and adjusts the Light/Dark mode according to the operating system settings.
The changes also include a slight rearrangement of the menu, with the addition of the Passwords and Translate menus placed at the outermost tier. Additionally, Google Search feature has been added to the sidebar, allowing users in the United States, who have access to the Search Generative Experience (SGE), to summarize webpage content within the sidebar.
Other new features include the Material You makeover for the Chrome Web Store and the introduction of the Safety Check for both general users and organizations. Moreover, Google Safe Browsing now performs real-time checks on malicious websites, as opposed to the previous update interval of every 30-60 minutes, ensuring better protection against dangerous websites.
TLDR: Chrome celebrates its 15th anniversary with a UI update featuring the Material You design and the ability to customize color themes and Light/Dark mode. The menu has been slightly rearranged, and Google Search has been added to the sidebar. The Chrome Web Store and Safety Check have also undergone improvements, while Google Safe Browsing now offers real-time protection against malicious websites.