Google is planning a big change to one of Chrome’s most important features

The next major Chrome update will make a big change to the way URLs are displayed in the address bar. When Chrome 86 rolls out in October, rather than seeing the full URL of the current page, you’ll only see its domain. So for example

As 9to5Google explains, this change is intended to help Chrome users avoid falling for fraudulent sites that look genuine, but are hosted on different domains. The thinking is that when long URLs are involved, it’s not always easy to spot small discrepancies that give away a phishing site.

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