Samsung has begun to roll out Samsung Internet 13.0, which the company said will introduce features that will provide users with a more secure browsing experience.
One of the big new features is known as ‘Secret Mode’. This new mode allows users to automatically clear their browsing history once all secret mode tabs are closed. Users will see an icon to indicate when Secret Mode is on.
The update also warns users when they visit a potentially malicious website. “Samsung Internet 13.0 provides a new consent request user interface that displays a warning message if a website appears malicious and tries to trick users into allowing notifications.”
Permission Request UI – Front (left) and Samsung Internet 13.0 (right)
In addition to the enhanced privacy and security features of Samsung Internet 13.0, the update also provides users with a better user experience:
- You can use now High ccontrast mode with Dark mode to make fonts and other components stand out even more.
- Samsung Internet 13.0 also introduces one E.xpandable App B.With for menus such as bookmarks, saved pages, history and downloads.
- Get more screen real estate by hiding the status bar to immerse yourself in the content you are viewing.
- When watching a video in full screen with Video assistant, pause it by tapping the center of the screen twice.
- Easily edit the title of your bookmarks to make them easier to identify and search.
Finally, Samsung said that new Application Programming Interface (API) modules are now available for Samsung Internet 13.0, which will allow developers to use these APIs to build extensions. Some of the new modules include WebRequest, Proxy, Cookies, Types, History, Alarms, Privacy and more. Interested developers can learn more about developing a third-party extension by visiting this link.
Samsung Internet 13.0 was first detailed when Samsung released a beta version. It was a few months ago, but now the features are available to everyone.