Google Chrome will borrow some features from Microsoft Edge
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Google Chrome will borrow some features from Microsoft Edge

According to network sources, the developers of the Google Chrome browser will add two features to their web browser that have already appeared in Microsoft Edge. We are talking about a search tool in the sidebar and additional protection for the access data stored in the browser with a separate master password.

    Image source: Google

Image source: Google

Earlier this week it was announced that Chrome developers will add a sidebar search function to the browser, similar to the one already implemented in Edge. It is enough for the user to mark any text on the viewed page to find additional information on the Internet on the topic of interest without opening additional tabs. Search results are displayed in the sidebar on the right side of the browser workspace.

    Image source: Neowin

Image source: Neowin

It also announced that the “Sign in with device password” feature will be available soon, providing additional protection for sensitive data when the browser uses password autofill. After enabling this option, Chrome will ask for the device password when trying to authorize anywhere with the credentials stored in the browser. Thus, the device password becomes a kind of master password for authorization on various resources, entering which confirms the identity of the gadget owner.

Currently, the mentioned feature is only available in Chrome Canary. When exactly it will appear in stable versions of the browser is still unknown.

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