First Look – Chrome’s Redesigned Privacy Settings Page

Google recently split the browser settings and OS settings into two separate apps on Chrome OS. This created some extra room in the Settings app. The Chrome team is using the extra space to make the Privacy section prominent.

The plan according to a code change request we recently spotted is to “moves the privacy section out of advanced and switch the privacy section itself to have a more expansion to hold the more in-depth features”

The first step of this change is complete and available on the Canary channel of Google Chrome.

“Privacy and security” is now available without expanding the “Advanced” section.

Chrome Settings – new design

It is unsure if there will be more changes to this design. However, for now, you get the following items under the Privacy and security section:

  • Clear browsing data
  • Site Settings
  • Sync and Google services

A “More” link expands to display additional items. These include:

  • Send a “Do Not Track” request with your browsing traffic
  • Allow Chrome sign-in
  • Allow sites to check if you have payment methods saved
  • Preload pages for faster browsing and searching
  • Manage certificates
  • Manage security keys
Chrome Privacy Settings – Expanded view

Here is the old design for comparison:

Chrome Privacy Settings – old design

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