Chrome is phasing out FTP: it can then be used temporarily through this Flag

In recent years, the Chrome development team has taken steps to reduce support for FTP protocols. In today’s chrome Canary v80 update, a new Flag has been added to allow users to temporarily support FTP URL link addresses. The Chromium team confirms that flag can be enabled during the FTP agreement stop.

In fact, developers proposed to de-support FTP as early as 2014, but have not been able to implement it because of the impact. According to Google’s roadmap, FTP will no longer be supported since Chrome 80 Stable, and since Chrome 82, the FTP code and its resources will be completely removed.

Currently, FTP protocols are supported by all modern browsers, including Safari, Classic Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. But given FTP’s low-usage and non-encrypted connections, the Chrome team no longer wants to invest resources to support the old protocol, which is why Google decided to “deprecation and remove support for FTP URLs.”

According to Google’s plan for Chrome

Chrome 79 (2019Q4): Finch controlled Flag and enterprise policies to control overall FTP support. FTP support will be disabled on pre-release channels.

Chrome 80 (2020Q1): Gradually turn off FTP support.

Chrome 82 (2020Q2): FTP code and resources removed.

To enable FTP URLs in Chrome 80 stable version, you need the following steps

1. Visit chrome:photos.#enable/#enable-ftp


2. Choose to enable and restart your browser

When flag is enabled, Chrome “can handle the navigation of the ftp://URL by displaying a list of directories or by downloading resources via FTP.”

Windows x64 Platform Chrome Canary Download

Latest Version: 80.0.3955.4

File size: 54.92 MB

Updated: 4 hours ago



Windows Platform Chrome Canary Download

Latest Version: 80.0.3955.4

File size: 53.91 MB

Updated: 4 hours ago



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