This month Google started rolling out Chrome 79 on all supported platforms. This update had a lot of great features like real-time and predictive phishing protection, better password protection, etc. Google also introduced a new bug that was causing data loss for Android apps that use WebView API. This data loss was because of Google changing where Chrome 79 stores profile data without migrating the old data.

Google has released a new update to fix these issues. Chrome 79 (79.0.3945.93) for Android contains the following features, as well as stability and performance improvements:

  • WebView bug fix: Resolves an issue in WebView where some users’ app data was not visible within those apps. The app data was not lost and will be made visible in apps with this update. See 
  • Password safety: When you sign in to a website, Chrome can now warn you if your password was previously exposed in a data breach
  • Support for virtual reality: The WebXR Device API enables immersive and inline VR experiences for the web
  • Reorder bookmarks: Drag bookmarks into place, or tap a bookmark’s options menu and select Move up or Move down 
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