Google addressing account sign-in, cookie clearing controversies in Chrome 70Abner Li / 9to5Google - 12 months ago
  • Chrome 69 earlier this month introduced a Google Material Theme, smarter Omnibox, and a host of other new features for the browser’s 10th anniversary.
  • With Chrome 69, Google aimed to make it clear whether or not a user was signed into any Google service in the browser; be it Gmail, YouTube, or Chrome itself.
  • This was conflated by some this week to mean that any login into a Google service would automatically enable Chrome Sync, which stores browsing history, passwords, bookmarks and more in the cloud.
  • To address any confusion, Chrome 70 will introduce an option to “turn off linking web-based sign-in with browser-based sign-in.” As such, signing into a Google service on the web will no longer sign users into Chrome.