As Google launched its Chrome 69 update recently this week where it promoted advanced new features and a new interface to the chrome browser. Here, Chrome drops ‘Secure’ from HTTPS sites and add ‘Not secure’ in red to HTTP sites besides Chrome 70.
Google specifies Chrome 69 as the world’s most popular browser ‘will no longer show the www.’ On its websites in the address bar because they’re just a “trivial subdomain”. Google also adds users can force Chrome to display the full address by disabling the flag named ‘Omnibox’ UI Hide Steady-State URL Scheme and Trivial
Google takes up the HTTPS as ‘state-state URL concept’ while Chrome now considers the www as a “trivial subdomain” where the address bar looks better without it also eventually improvising the performance.
Chromer69 also allows its users to reveal the full form of URL by double-clicking the address where the user can copy the simplified address and paste it anywhere, so it will display the full address. Vanishing the www in the chrome69 update in the address bar is similar to Apple’s Safari, but these change in Chrome69 has caused huge concern over Google’s future development.
Google also makes aware of its users about new ways it would communicate about HTTP and HTTPS in the address bar, but it maintained silent about dropping an equally important factor where users mark. A bug was spotted in a report by the Register where critics had pointed out several instances with two different sites that potentially exposing users to phishing attacks.
The issue was created as a sensational issue about Hacker News, where some people argue that the change is part of Google’s long-term development plan, where it can hide its AMP subdomain and vanish it from the actual domain and then suddenly the whole world funnels through AMP.
Google explains this as a greater convenience and security factor that URLs are failing to convey a site’s identity where some users are very despite to believe that Google is trying to kill the URL only to enforce its dominance over the web.