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Chrome addresses won’t be hidden, Google relents

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Edgar Cervantes / Android Authority

TL;DR

  • Google has deserted its plans to cover all Chrome addresses.
  • The deliberate change would have turned androidauthority.com/XXXX into simply androidauthority.com within the Chrome Omnibar.
  • Google thought this alteration would assist with safety, nevertheless it realized it didn’t.

For years now, Google has been attempting to repair URLs. Google has made it very clear that it doesn’t like URLs, particularly actually lengthy ones. In Chrome, as it’s at the moment, Google already hides the https:// portion of URLs to scrub them up a bit.

Nonetheless, Google needed to go even additional with Chrome addresses. It needed to truly cover all the things that comes after the .com in an tackle, no matter what web page you’re on. For instance, this text’s tackle is https://www.androidauthority.com/chrome-addresses-hidden-1234594/ however, if Google had had its manner, it could seem to you as simply androidauthority.com within the Omnibar. When you visited a distinct web page, it could have appeared the identical manner.

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In fact, should you clicked the URL it could increase into its full kind, simply because it does at the moment with the https:// portion.

Google’s reasoning behind this was that it might assist with safety. Utilizing the canary and beta channels of Chrome, it examined out this alteration to see if it “helps customers establish malicious web sites extra precisely.”

Nicely, it seems that it didn’t. Google admitted as a lot in the latest Chromium bug listing (h/t 9to5Google):

Delete simplified area experiment. This experiment didn’t transfer related safety metrics, so we’re not going to launch it. 🙁

We’re not fairly positive why they put a tragic face there. Most individuals are in all probability fairly comfortable that this alteration isn’t occurring.

What do you think?

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