16 Sep '18, 11am

Sometimes you need to ask first... Google is Bringing 'WWW' Back to Chrome URLs Following User Complaints

Google will again display ‘www’ and ‘m.’ in front of URLs in Chrome’s address bar after the decision to remove them was met with widespread user complaints. For those unaware, when Chrome 69 was released last week it surprised everyone when ‘www’ and ‘m.’ were no longer displayed in the address bar. Apparently, Google thought it was doing users a favor by removing those parts of a URL, but the criticism that followed say otherwise. ADVERTISEMENT The main argument was hiding ‘www’ and ‘m.’ could expose users to phishing threats. Google reversed the change and has issued the following statement : “In Chrome M69, we rolled out a change to hide special-case subdomains “www” and “m” in the Chrome omnibox. After receiving community feedback about these changes, we have decided to roll back these changes in M69 on Chrome for Desktop and Android.” ADVERTISEMENT However, this chang...

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