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New performance and safety features are coming to Chrome

Illustration of a computer screen with the Safety Check shield logo in the center, performance controls to the left and a function to save a tab group (labeled “Gift ideas”) to the right.

This week, we’re rolling out new security and performance features in Chrome — just in time for any last-minute gift browsing.

A more personalized and proactive Safety Check

Safety Check for Chrome on desktop will now run automatically in the background. You'll get proactively alerted if passwords saved in Chrome have been compromised, any of your extensions are potentially harmful, you’re not using the latest version of Chrome, or site permissions need your attention. These alerts will appear in the three-dot menu in Chrome so you can take action.

We’re also extending Safety Check to revoke sites' permissions — like access to your location or microphone — if you haven't visited them in a long time. And Safety Check will now flag if you’re getting a lot of notifications from sites you don’t engage with that much, so you can easily disable them.

Animation of the three-dot menu in Chrome where Chrome alerts the user that it found a site that’s sending too many notifications. When selected, the new Safety Check page opens up for the user to take action.

Smarter performance controls

Last year, we introduced performance controls like Memory Saver mode to help Chrome on desktop run even smoother. We recently added more details about your tabs’ memory usage when you hover over them in Memory Saver mode, including the potential memory saved when they go inactive. And we’ve made it easier to specify sites that should always remain active.

To set up Memory Saver mode, head to the Performance section in your settings and toggle Memory Saver on.

Close-up of a Chrome tab “” the shows the total memory usage of the website

Saved tab groups

Tab groups are a useful way to declutter and organize your tabs in Chrome, especially if you’re browsing for, say, presents from different sites. Rolling out over the next few weeks in Chrome on desktop, you’ll be able to save tab groups so you can access them on other desktop devices and easily pick your projects back up.

Close-up of a “Gift Ideas” tab group in Chrome with the “Save Group” toggle on, so it can be accessed on another device.

We’ll be bringing smarter and more helpful features to Chrome early next year powered by our new AI model Gemini. Stay tuned for more updates!

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