Have 32-bit Chrome on 64-bit Windows? You'll automatically be switched to 64-bit

In the never-ending browser wars, Google's Chrome has the lead, commanding an impressive 59% of the market according to recent statistics. With this is mind, the team behind the browser is making some changes in the newest update to ensure more stability, and performance.

The Chrome stable channel has recently been updated to 58.0.3029.96 on Windows, macOS, and Linux, an update which should be rolling out to all users in the following days, or possibly weeks. A point to keep in mind is that if you're running a 32-bit version of the browser on 64-bit Windows and have auto-update enabled, you'll be migrated automatically to the 64-bit version of Chrome. This is meant to improve performance, stability, and security.

Even if you've been automatically switched to 64-bit, the 32-bit version of Chrome will still be accessible via the download page.

If, however, you're running Chrome 59 in the beta channel and are on macOS, you'll be happy to know that notifications are now styled to better integrate with the rest of the operating system, as shown in the image below:

So, what do you think about this change? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Chrome Releases, Chromium Blog via Engadget | Notifications image via Chromium Blog

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