Google’s Chrome already has a huge 57 per cent share of the web browser market and that could be about to get even bigger.
The latest test version of the popular software is thought to include support for Apple’s clever Touch Bar.
Apple launched its new Mac Book Pro late last year with this laptop including the Touch Bar display which runs across the top of the keyboard.
Because the bar is actually a clever Retina display it’s able to change its appearance depending on what applications you’re using on the screen.
For example, draft a message in Mail and you’ll get the option to send it to the recipient with a quick tap on the bar.
Write a letter in Pages and you’ll get instant access to formatting options – or switch to Messages and you’ll get every emoji you could ever wish for just one tap away.
However, Google’s Chrome currently doesn’t support the Touch Bar meaning the screen goes blank when using the software.
The update should mean, in the future, MacBook Pro users will get a range of extra features appear in the bar.
Apple’s Safari browser, which already includes Touch Bar support, allows users to get fast access to the web search tool, favourites and the ability to instantly switch between open web pages.
It’s currently unclear when the Chrome update will be available for the Mac Book Pro but, with it already being tested, users could see it arrive soon.
The news of this update comes just days after Chrome users we warned of a new security threat.
The Google Chrome scam poses a serious risk to users with criminals able to inject infected script into poorly-protected web pages.
According to cyber experts the virus-filled script rewrites the compromised website on the victim’s browser.
This makes the page unreadable, with a fake pop-up then used to try and convince users into downloading a patch to solve the issue.
The popup reads, “The ‘HoeflerText’ font wasn’t found,” – and, if you see this warning, DON’T download the suggested update.
It’s thought the problem is currently affecting Chrome users on Windows-powered machines.