Google has just announced that after careful investigation and consideration, it will restrict the calls of third-party browsers to chrome data synchronization API from March 15, 2021.It is reported that although the third-party browsers, including the new version of Microsoft edge, opera, Vivaldi, brave, etc., are all built on the open-source chromium kernel, the above-mentioned enterprises provide their own independent synchronization services.
Specifically, the Internet giant found that some third-party browser users could log in to their Google account and store and retrieve chrome synchronization data in the third-party browser.
Users can access private information including bookmarks and potential passwords, but Google is obviously dissatisfied with this practice, so it decided to impose restrictions on the API using the above functions from March 15, 2021.
Jochen Eisinger, Google's Chrome engineering director, who wrote this article, did not disclose which third-party browsers were calling Google account / Chrome synchronization API.
However, foreign media Neowin pointed out that for users who have used the relevant functions, their Google account data can still be used and continue to be stored locally in the path of a third-party browser.
However, in the future, Google will force users to switch to chrome or chromium browser if they want to continue to use chrome data synchronization function.