September 21, 2021
Google Chrome beta 78

The Latest Beta of Chrome, Version 78, includes Sending Phone Numbers to Android, Password Checkup, and Chrome OS Settings

Google Chrome beta 78 brings with it the ability to share phone numbers to Android, a password checkup tool, and Chrome OS settings…

With the release of Chrome beta version 78 comes the power of a “click-to-call” feature from desktop to Android, a password check option, and Chrome OS settings.

Google Chrome Version 78 Beta includes Android Phone Number Sharing, Password Checkup, and Chrome OS Settings

Chrome 78 beta includes a handy click-to-call option. Meaning, when people need to call a phone number found on the web, the tool will send it to mobile. It works by simply highlighting a number and clicking on a link.

Back in February, Google released Password Checkup Chrome extension. It warns users of breached third-party logins. Now, it’s integrated into Chrome version 78.

“If we detect that a username and password on a site you use is one of over 4 billion credentials that we know have been compromised, the extension will trigger an automatic warning and suggest that you change your password.”

Additionally, there’s Chrome OS settings. Include with this is the ability to customizes shortcuts and change color and theme.

Also, Google is separating browser settings between desktop and mobile devices. The web version will be accessible at chrome://settings and the mobile one at chrome://os-settings.

(For even more ways to access Android Settings, the Joy of Android has published a helpful guide called, “20 Ways To Go To My Phone Settings on Android.”)

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