Beta Chrome 104: new features available

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Chrome 104 beta comes with the trial version of Shared Element Transitions and with new video features

The team of Chromium (here for more information) has released the beta version of Chrome 104with new features including a trial version of Shared Element Transitions. This brings simpler and more advanced transition animations to the web platform. But it also offers the first implementation of video region capture, for transmitting a cropped region as video, along with two other new proofs of origin.

How the new Chrome 104 beta works

The main use case of Region Capture are video conferencing applications where developers only need to broadcast part of a browser tab to other participants. Region Capture allows developers to define a cropTarget based on a container, which currently must be a div or an iFrame, and use it to crop a video track of that card.

The first new trial version is Shared Element Transitions, a feature CSS e JavaScript useful for both single page and multipage applications. A shared element transition can be an animation between two web pages, or in which an element transforms into a full page, or between different user interface elements, or for an element entering or exiting the screen.


Below are the first statements regarding the new Chrome 104 beta.

Most platforms provide easy-to-use primitives that allow developers to create seamless transitions,

state from the development team. Then adding

Shared Element Transitions gives developers the same capabilities on the web.

Simple transitions can be declared declaratively in CSSwhile more complex transitions require JavaScript and are based onAPI Web Animations existing.

Beta Chrome 104: new features available


Property CSS del focusgroup. This is described here and has allowed developers to make keyboard navigation more intuitive, without using tricks JavaScript such as setting tabindex to -1 (cannot be activated via keyboard). The unity behind this comes from Microsoft (here for more info), to support custom components in its Fluent UI design system, which is why the source trial for this is in Edge instead of Chrome. A developer demo of new user deactivation for storing credit card details in the secure payment confirmation API

The third is a user who forgoes credit card storage when using the Secure Payment Confirmation API. Developers enable it by passing showOptOut to a builder PaymentRequest. Why wasn’t this part of the spec from the start?

Traditionally, access to the opt-out experience is embedded directly on the relying party’s website. However, in the case of SPC, the relying party may not be part of the web content stream, as the authentication may be initiated from a third party website (e.g. a merchant’s site),

explains the feature status report.

The stable version of Chrome 104 is scheduled for August 2, 2022.

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