The stable version of Chrome 64 rolls out here ahead of Mac, Windows and Linux for the second release in a row. The update includes the usual bug fixes, plus a host of features designed to make browsing safer and easier.
Malicious auto-redirects are out, with the browser blocking third-party iframes unless you’ve directly interacted with them, and an improved pop-up blocker will stop shady sites from opening new tabs or windows from accidentally-clicked play buttons and transparent overlays.
The release also brings site-wide audio muting, which should help put an end to frantic searching among tabs to quieten noisy pages.
The addition is part of Google’s drive for more streamlined media autoplay behavior, and can be activated from a new sound menu, accessed via Settings > Site settings. Android users can get Chrome 64 from the Play Store over the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, the Chrome Home interface sports a new explainer that guides users to where downloads, bookmarks, and history have been relocated as part of the bottom bar redesign.