Chrome 61 Brings WebUSB, JavaScript Modules & More

Written by Michael Larabel in Google on 5 September 2017 at 06:32 PM EDT. 23 Comments
Google has pushed Chrome 61 into the stable channel today as the latest release of their cross-platform web browser.

Chrome 61 introduces native support for JavaScript Modules, a new Payment Request API for the desktop, the Web Share API for easily sharing content on social networks, and WebUSB support. WebUSB is the new API for exposing USB devices in a "safe and secure" manner for JavaScript web applications.

For developers is also now a scroll-behavior CSS property to control the scrolling smoothness, CSS hex color values can now make use of alpha transparency, and various other improvements.

More details on Chrome 61 can be found via

Being worked on meanwhile for Chrome 61 are supporting the data and time elements, an ambient light sensor API, a device memory JavaScript API, OpenType variable font support, and other developer additions.
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