Google Chrome 96 is out with fixes for various security issues


After a successful rollout of Chrome 96, Google has released another upgrade over the stable version. Usually, the tech giant follows a four-week cycle to release an update. However, the latest version had a shorter development cycle as it is launched after three weeks instead. Therefore, there is no new feature on the table this time, but it brings fixes for various security and privacy-related issues.

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The update started rolling out today for all supported Android platforms and desktop operating systems. Though termed as Chrome 96, the minor upgrade can be identified via version number 96.0.4664.92.

As far as changes are concerned, the build does not arrive with any new features or capabilities. However, it does enhance security by addressing 20 different security-related issues. In fact, most of these problems are highly rated, which is the second-highest rating after critical.

The latest Chrome 96 has started rolling out today. The user will automatically receive the update shortly. Android users can directly visit the Google Play Store and update the app if available. In the other case, you can also give it a manual check by heading over to Menu > Help > About Google Chrome.

Alternatively, desktop users can load “chrome://settings/help directly.” This page will list the version of the browser that is currently running and will check for any updates. Therein, you can download and install the latest version.

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