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MemberSeptember 14, 2021 at 8:26 am
Google will seed Chrome 88 — set to release Jan. 19, 2021 — with a new permissions request that the firm called a “chip” to differentiate it from the usual pop-up prompt.
Actually, a small UI element at the left end of the address bar — next to the padlock icon — the chip is less intrusive, Google asserted. (When Computerworld enabled the chip, for example, it appeared as a blue oval enclosing the words “Use your location?” After a few moments, the oval shrunk to a small blue circle. Clicking on the chip displayed the usual location request pop-up.)
“Since the prompt doesn’t intrude in the content area, users who don’t want to grant the permission no longer need to actively dismiss the prompt,” Google said after arguing that many users immediately dismiss such permission requests simply to clear the screen.
Users of the current Chrome 87 can see the chip in action by typing chrome://flags, searching for #permission-chip, changing the field at the right to “Enabled” and relaunching the browser.