Google today released an 86th version of its own cross-platform Chrome browser featuring the introduction of new features such as a file system and webCodecs API. First, the Local File System API allows users to give web apps read and write access to specified files/folders for an easier and friendlier experience. Chrome 86 will become more useful for use scenarios such as image/video/code editing, and office suites.
Second, Chrome 86 introduces a back cache for users to instantly navigate on previously visited pages.
Third, the new API supports the placement of cross-screen windows to provide a better multi-screen experience on the web.
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Fourth, WebCodecs provides the application interface of the underlying decoder for applications such as game streaming and transcoding.
Fifth, the WebHID API enables browsers to directly support human-machine interface (HID) devices, even if the underlying operating system may not.
Finally, for more details about Chrome 86, check out the ChromeStatus website.