Why Google Chrome is So Popular?

Why Google Chrome is So Popular?

Google is ubiquitous


Google and its multiple products like Chrome, YouTube, Gmail, and Map are ubiquitous. It will be apt to say that nothing can happen in the Internet world without Google and its highly useful products.  One of them happens to be Google Chrome, and there is hardly anyone who may not have heard about it. Talking of number of users, there are more than 3.2 billion people worldwide who browse the Internet on Google Chrome. 


It doesn’t matter which system you are using – a smartphone, a desktop, tablet or a laptop, or having your own business. More often than not, you are connected to most of your contacts through Google Chrome only. Although people mostly use Chrome for browsing, it is much more than an internet browser, it also performs many other useful functions.  Let us talk about some useful tips and tricks about Chrome. 


Managing passwords


There are certain things that are very important, and we all need to be careful about them. Whenever you enter a username and password, a pop-up appears on the screen asking you to save the password on Google. Most users are clueless as to what to do about such pop ups – whether to save passwords on Google or avoid it altogether.


What is the right thing to do?


Most importantly, if you do not use Chrome on your personal laptop or computer like you do in the office or in a public place, do not forget to keep the option of saving the password on Google. However, if it happens to be your personal system, you should use this option without any apprehension. Although the bottom line is that keeping any type of password on Google is a risky affair. Therefore, it should be avoided as much as possible because every day we hear about passwords of sensitive accounts being compromised or hacked, putting personal information of users on the internet where anyone can see them.


How to use the option? 


But how do you switch it on or off? To do that you need to click on the three dots right next to your profile in the extreme right corner of Chrome. Now go to Settings, and you will find a new screen. Go ahead and auto fills on the left side. Here you can see the password appearing at the top. If you want to save the password, keep the option on, otherwise off.


If you look at the bottom of the screen, all the passwords you have saved will appear.  You can remove unnecessary passwords that you don’t need anymore.


Google Chrome is just not only meant for managing passwords.  In the auto fill section within the settings, you can find the option of Check Password. Once you click this, your Google Chrome will suggest which password is weak or if your account is at risk or not. In case you wish to change the password, Google Chrome can also suggest a strong password.


Google Chrome’s address bar is not only used for searches, but also for playing media player to play a video or an audio file.


How to use the address bar for playing videos and audios?


Open Chrome app and drag any video or audio file to the address bar. Now your file is ready to be played. You can also find buttons for play, pause and volume control. You can also create picture in picture through improvisation by tapping on the bottom right side of the media player. 


It is also used as an image viewer


Besides being used as a media player, Google Chrome also acts as an image viewer.  You can paste any image on the address bar and within a fraction of a second, your photo will appear on Chrome.  This feature is especially useful when you are not able to open a formatted image on your system.  Google Chrome supports almost all formats.


Shortcuts for opening favorite pages


Normally, there are many important pages that you need to open frequently, such as Facebook or YouTube or a webpage. Chrome allows you to create a shortcut for these pages on the desktop. So, once you click on these shortcuts, the webpage will open in Chrome.  At first, just type the name of the particular page or the website in the address bar and move to More Tools by clicking on the three dots on the right side.  Here you will get the option to Create Shortcuts. 


Besides being very useful, Chrome apps are also safe to use. This is the main reason why it is so popular. In present time, a secured Indian social media app is a necessity and not a luxury.

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