● Faster page loads
Google has been working hard to make Chrome faster, and it’s getting another speed boost in Chrome 103. Chrome 103 includes support for the 103 Early Hints HTTP response code, it’s worth noting that “103” here has nothing to do with the Chrome 103 version number.
Major browsers start prefetching pages before you click or tap a link. 103 Early Hints HTTP just makes the process a little bit faster, and on the internet, a little bit faster is important.
One way to improve page performance is to use resource hints. They “hint” the browser what it might need later. For example, preloading files or connecting to a different server. But the browser cannot act on these prompts until the server has sent at least part of the page.
Then, once the server has generated the page, it can send it with a normal HTTP 200 response. When the page comes in, the browser has already started loading the required resources. Since this is a new HTTP status code, using it requires updating your server.
● Web apps can now use local fonts
It seems that every new version of Chrome includes improvements to the web app. Chrome 103’s contribution is local font access. The web application will be able to use the fonts you have stored on the device. Currently, web apps require your permission to import fonts, but this change will make them work more like native apps.
● Block notification alerts
Google Chrome has many features designed to detect malicious websites. Chrome 103 is improving these features with machine learning that runs entirely in the browser (and doesn’t send data to Google).
Machine learning will help Chrome predict when users are less likely to opt-in to receive notifications from websites. Then it will block those annoying prompts for you. If you disagree with Chrome’s decision, you can click the “Allow this site” button.
● Discover Feed removed from Chrome New Tab on Android
Chrome for Android’s new tab page has a lot going for it. In addition to the search bar and your frequently visited sites, there’s a section at the bottom for the Discover feed. A new Flag now allows Discover to be removed.
Feature flags can be found at chrome://flags#feed-ablation. When this flag is enabled, discover and follow feeds will be removed from the new tab page. This is available in Chrome Beta 103 and may appear in stable releases as well.
Production / Stable 64-bitLatest version: v103.0.5060.53
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Production / Stable 32-bitLatest version: v103.0.5060.53
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