Google announced that major updates are in store for the company's popular browser, Chrome. Although updates are coming to the browser, the only feature with a tentative release date now is an Ad Blocker. And, among those upgrades coming to the browser, none will be released before next year.

Future updates include ad blocker in 2018

The Express UK reported that Google has begun releasing the details of its monumental upgrade to Chrome. Google confirmed that it will release an ad blocker for both its desktop and mobile versions of its browser.

Sridhar Ramaswamy, Senior Vice President of Ads and Commerce, said in a blog post that most content creators use ads to fund their work. Although ads need to be relevant and engaging, more often than not, users who encounter sites online often find ads that are annoying or obtrusive. Google's goal in creating the ad blocker isn't to block ads that are relevant. Instead, Google wants to apply the Better Ads Standards where certain types of ads will be blocked because they are irrelevant.

These include pop-ups, auto-playing ads that contain audio, and advertisements that contain countdown timers.

These types of ads will all be blocked by the new ad blocker in Chrome. Ultimately, this change will lead to innovation in the development of better ads and give users a better web browsing experience.

Although AOL pointed out a flaw in Chrome that allowed sites to record audio and video from within the browser, Google said that the vulnerability didn't pose a problem for users, and that they wouldn't create a patch anytime soon.

Google does, however, plan to improve the situation in the future by releasing updates that will help improve user experience and end the problem.

Chrome users can optimize their browsers now

ZD Net reported that there were five things that Chrome users can do now to optimize their browser and create a faster, more stable browser. One way to speed up Chrome for those who use a lot of tabs is to install One Tab, which will convert the tabs to a list and speed up the browser.

Users may also use Google's own Data Saver to speed up web pages. Clearing the cache may help users to speed up the browser and create more disk space.

Getting rid of unwanted extensions and plugins will speed up the browser, and running a periodic malware check will keep unwanted programs out and increase speed. Google offers a cleanup tool for PC users. MAC users will need to rely on a third party tool to remove any malware. Previously, it was announced that Google Chrome would be barred from Windows 10S

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