Google Chrome to show full website URLs again
Technology giant Google decided to roll back the changes to the appearance of website URLs in address bars, deciding to go for a full website address instead of a cropped one, according to a developer document seen by Android Police. Previously, the decision to shorten URLs by just showing the website’s domain name and hiding the rest of the parts was criticized when Google implemented it, but it said in its defense that shortening the URL in the address bar was a way to simplify the omnibox and intended to help people identify websites. Now the tech giant seems to have reconsidered it.
The change was rolled out with the Chromium 91 update, only hiding “https: //” this time. If you want to see this part also in the Web address, right-click the web address in the address bar and select “Always show full URLs”. Now you will be able to see the full web address.
According to Google, its decision to shorten URLs has not significantly improved user security. So, with the new update, the changes have been rolled back. In case you are not too keen on adding this update, you should update your Google chrome browser if it is your primary browser. It is the first line of defense against any malware entering your system unknowingly. The rest depends on whether or not you have a reliable antivirus solution installed on your device.