Google Chrome is set to have an update that tends to show warnings to the users that can save the users money. Google has insisted version 71 of Chrome, that is expected to arrive in December, will show warnings for certain websites that offer subscription services.
The Mountain View firm has emphasized warnings will appear on pages that have “insufficient mobile subscription information” in an attempt to prevent users from taking on “surprising charges”.
Explaining the forthcoming change, Google said: “Every month, millions of Chrome users encounter pages with insufficient mobile subscription information.
“Surprising charges that come from unclear communication are a poor user experience. That’s why starting from Chrome 71 (December 2018), Chrome will show a warning before these pages, so that users can make informed decisions when signing up to mobile-based subscription services.
“Users will be offered the choice to proceed to the page or go back if they were unaware that they were entering a billing page.”
The tech giant concluded any sites that “don’t provide sufficient billing information to users” will display an important warning on Chrome. It will read: “The page ahead may try to charge you money. “These charges could be one-time or recurring and may not be obvious. If you don’t want this, go back.”
On the warning page the user has the option to proceed or to go back to a previous site. Although Google has declared version 71 will arrive in December, no exact date for the fresh iteration has been provided yet.
Source: Express UK