Google Chrome is a web browser that was first released in 2008. The web browser integrates the search bar and the address bar in one field. Search terms and web address suggestions drop down on the bar as you type for quicker navigation. Users can open several websites in one window with the use of tabbed browsing. Tabs are arranged just above the address bar. The web browser has a built-in PDF viewer, which makes opening PDF files faster.
Google Chrome’s security keeps the computer safe when browsing. It has a built-in anti-malware and anti-phishing system that is automatically updated. A warning page is shown before continuing to a website that has malicious content. Apart from these security features, the web browser also allows private browsing using the Incognito Window. Websites visited, items downloaded, and the session history will not be recorded when browsing using the incognito window.
Personalization is possible with Google Chrome. There are a variety of applications and utilities that can be downloaded to customize the user experience. There are interface themes, business tools, games, entertainment add-ons, and extensions available from the Chrome Web Store. Users are able to access their bookmarked websites, apps, and other settings when they sign in to Google Chrome.