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Google Promotes Chrome 56 to Stable with HTML5 by Default, 51 Security Fixes

The Chrome version promoted today to stable is the same one that landed earlier, also today, on the Beta channel, namely 56.0.2924.76, but Chrome 56 was in development for approximately three months, since it entered the Dev channel on October 21, 2016. It was first promoted to Beta last year on December 8. The biggest new feature of the Google Chrome 56 release is the enablement of the HTML5 technologies by default for all users, on all supported platforms. Google has started rolling out HTML5 by default for a smaller user base with last month’s Chrome 55 stable update, but not it’s available worldwide.