Chrome on Android starts supporting DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH)

Google’s official blog announces that Chrome for Android will support DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH). DoH is designed to make domain name query requests to third-party or user-built DNS servers through HTTPS encryption, which is considered more secure than connecting DNS servers in clear text.

Chrome’s desktop version has been supported for DoH since the May release of v83, but it’s not included in Android and iOS versions.

Google now announces that Chrome for Android 85 will gradually enable the feature, introducing a new option for Secure DNS in its browser settings, and when enabled, Chrome will attempt to make encrypted domain name query requests through DoH and roll back to clear text requests if not supported.

Chrome on Android starts supporting DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH)