If you’re not familiar, Progressive Web Apps are a modern approach to design apps. Basically, these are web apps with a browser wrap-around without address bar or tabs, and they offer more functionalities that make them behave pretty much like native apps. Some of these features can include push notifications, background data refresh, offline support, and more. Microsoft Edge also supports this technology, but you can now get these apps using Google Chrome, and once you install them, they will appear in the Start menu and desktop. Chrome 70 is also updating the credential management API to support public key credentials, which allows websites to use biometric authentication, similar to Microsoft Edge with Windows Hello. In addition, you’ll find support for the AV1 video codec that replaces the VP9 codec to offer improved compression, users now get the ability to restrict extensions to access specific sites, websites now can communicate with your Bluetooth devices, and moving forward, the browser will start blocking sites using older security certificates issued before June 2016. Google Chrome 70 is available now. It should download and install automatically, but you can always force the update going to chrome://settings/help using the address bar. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.