South Korean tech giant Samsung has rolled out a new update to its web browser app, Samsung Internet. The new version of the app — Samsung Internet 13.0 — comes with new features and “enhancements designed to offer users a better and safer browsing experience.”
As part of this update, users of Samsung’s Internet browser will get a permission request UI that will display a warning message if a website seems malicious and is attempting to trick users into allowing notifications. Further, it comes with a dedicated ‘secret mode’, which acts like an incognito mode that automatically clears users’ browsing history as soon as all their Secret mode tabs are closed.
The Samsung Internet 13.0 offers a High contrast mode with Dark mode that Samsung says makes fonts and other components stand. The app also offers an Expandable App Bar for menus such as Bookmarks, Saved pages, History and Downloads. The app will also come with an option to hide the status bar to get more screen space. Lastly, there will be a video assistant that can be used to pause a video that is being viewed in the full screen mode bye double tapping the middle of the screen.
“If you’re an existing Samsung Internet user, you will receive a notification telling you a new version is available. You can also download the latest version of Samsung Internet browser on the Google Play Store or Galaxy Store,” said Samsung in a press statement.