Google Chrome update makes this everyday task much simpler

Google Chrome has a new feature that strips back the length of URLs

Google Chrome has rolled-out an update that makes sharing URLs less messy.

The latest iteration of Chrome cleans up long complicated website URLs – stripping them back to the primary link.

This should make sending website links through to friends a lot less messy.

As first spotted by AndroidPolice, the feature automatically kick in when sharing links in Chrome version 64 via the Share menu or by copying the link and pasting it elsewhere.

Unfortunately, the URL served-up by Google Chrome does have a few downsides.

The original URL, left, and how it will appear when shared with Chrome version 64ANDROID POLICE

The original URL, left, and how it will appear when shared with Chrome version 64, right

Stripping away the additional information from the URL will eliminate any anchor tags to direct the user to a specific part of a longer article.

Visiting a stripped-back link shared from within the new Chrome will always land you at the top of the page.

Those who want the link in its entirety can copy-and-paste directly from the URL bar.

This is one of many updates that ships with Chrome version 64.

The updated web browser also recently introduced automatic blocks for unwanted advertisements that violate the Better Ads standards.

It also includes the ability to mute entire sites that use autoplay videos, as well as HDR support for Windows users.

source:-express.