Apple at its WWDC Event unveiled macOS Big Sur, which is the next update to the iconic desktop operating system, with several new enhancements coming to it's native Safari browser.
While the major security enhancements include new "Privacy Report" feature in the toolbar that gives users insight on how websites are using their personal information, and also, the number of web trackers that have been blocked. Apple users can also choose when and which sites can use a Safari extension.
Additionally, the browser tabs have been redesigned for easy navigation with Safari becoming much faster and more powerful, and displays favicons of websites by default to easily identify tabs, which gives users a means to quickly preview a page by simply hovering over the open tab.
How Extensions support for Safari has been Improved?
The Mac App Store has a new category for extensions that includes top charts and editorial spotlights.
And Apple users can now bring over extensions from other major browsers, and also give the extensions access for only a day, on certain website, or for all website.
Safari's inbuilt Native-translation capabilities
There is new native-translation capabilities now built into Safari, with the browser able to detect and translate an entire webpage into seven (7) languages.
Also, Apple has introduced a customizable Start Page with background image support which extends to iCloud Tabs and Reading List. Besides, Safari is also getting faster, even as Apple claims it's now 50 percent faster than Chrome in loading frequently visited sites.