Chrome 54 for Linux, Mac, Windows Brings HTML5 YouTube Video Embeds and More

team behind Chrome browser announced on Wednesday that the desktop
version of Chrome 54 has moved to a stable channel and will be rolling
out to Windows, Mac, and Linux in the days or weeks. The browser can be
updated via the About section in the browser itself, or the new version
can be downloaded from Chrome’s website.


  • Chrome 54 released for Mac, Linux, and Windows
  • YouTube embedding style will change to HTML5 from Flash Player
  • Update can be downloaded from browser or from Chrome’s website

Chrome 54 brings
along bug and security fixes apart from performance improvements, but
notably also changes the way browser handles the YouTube embeds on a
webpage page. Instead of using the Flash Player, Chrome 54 uses HTML5
embed style for YouTube videos. Google confirmed in August that Chrome browser will start blocking Flash and switch to HTML5 as default from September.

With Chrome 54, the browser will support custom elements with V1 spec
to allow developers to provide better communication with their custom
tabs. Further, BroadcastChannel API has been added to the browser to
allow messages to several different tabs or windows linked through
single source.

Chrome 54 on Android will allow users to download webpages, pictures,
music, and videos for offline viewing when users do not have proper
Internet access. Further, new tabs in Chrome 54 will provide users with
suggestions for articles when the update rolls out. The articles will be
suggested on the basis of your reading habits learned by the browser.
The update for Android is expected to roll out soon. The rollout for
Chrome OS is also expected to follow shortly.


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