Chrome 84 Released, Enables Gap Property for CSS Flexbox

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Chrome 84 was released on 15th July, 2020.

Major web platform updates in this version include :

  • Major updates to Web Animations API — support for Promises, replaceable animations etc.
  • Support for Wake Lock API. This can be used by sites to prevent screen from locking or dimming.

    // request wake lock
    const wl = await navigator.wakeLock.request('screen');
    
    // release wake lock
    wl.release();
    
  • Support for Idle Detection API (launched as origin trial). This API can detect whether the user is away from their computer.
  • Support for WebOTP API. This API can help users to enter OTP on a webpage with a single tap (rather than manually copy & paste).
  • Support for CSS revert property — this can be used to revert a CSS property back to the previous cascade level.
  • Support for gap property for CSS flexbox.
  • And more.

Read full information on blog.chromium.org

July 15, 2020

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