Launch of Chrome 83 Beta with better form controls, barcode detection API – ABOUT MAG 2020


After launching Chrome 81 earlier this month, Chrome 83 is now in beta, with Google skipping Chrome 82 due to internal delays / problems.

Chrome 83 Beta is available today with reliable types for DOM manipulation, improved form controls that provide much better looking HTML form controls by default, new source tests, a barcode detection API is introduced as part of the shape detection API, several improvements to WebRTC, and other changes.

More details about the beta version of Chrome 83 today, via

If you have not yet upgraded to Chrome 81 from the beginning of this month, the stable version will be highlighted in the video below.

Paula Fonseca