Google Safe Browsing now active for all Android Chrome users


Google’s Safe Browsing feature, a tool that provides a notification when the user navigates to a website Google deems unsafe, is now rolling out to all Android Chrome users.

This feature has been available on the desktop version of the web browser for a number of years. It has also been available to Android users for the past two years as long as they turned on Google’s optional data compression service. According to TechCrunch, the search giant wanted to ensure the Safe Browsing did not hog processor cycles and battery life before it enabled the feature for everyone.

Safe Browsing should be already turned on for most users. If you’re not sure it’s active on your device, open Chrome’s setting’s menu and navigate to the “privacy” section. The option for Safe Browsing should be checked.

[source]Google Online Security Blog[/source][via]TechCrunch[/via]