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Google Chrome is the Mountain View firm’s browser that is consistently updated, bringing new features and fixes.

Google has announced version 71 of Chrome is rolling out to users today and contains a number of substantial upgrades.

Chrome will now issue an alert to Android users of the browser in instances where “insufficient mobile subscription information” is provided.

The initiative is part of an effort from Google to prevent Chrome fans from encountering “surprising charges that come from unclear communication are a poor user experience”.

In a blog post detailing the new feature the tech behemoth used the example of a gaming page asking for a mobile number and highlighted how that could lead to unexpected mobile bill charges.

Google added: “Every month, millions of Chrome users encounter pages with insufficient mobile subscription information.

“Surprising charges that come from unclear communication are a poor user experience. That’s why starting from Chrome 71 (December 2018), Chrome will show a warning before these pages, so that users can make informed decisions when signing up to mobile based subscription services.

“Users will be offered the choice to proceed to the page or go back if they were unaware that they were entering a billing page.”

The new Chrome feature will surely save user’s money overall by creating increased awareness for when charges are going to take place.

Chrome 71 is also introducing a new feature that builds on Google’s desire to rid its browser of “abuse experiences”.

Essentially, the new iteration of the client will attempt to remove all ads deemed to be “harmful or misleading”.

Google used the example of links that are disguised as close buttons to demonstrate the prominence and effectiveness of such methods.

Any sites that are flagged to feature ads of this nature will have a 30-day window to fix their pages before Chrome blocks all ads entirely.

Explaining the new feature, Google said: “Starting in December 2018, Chrome 71 will remove all ads on the small number of sites with persistent abusive experiences.

“Site owners can use the Abusive Experiences Report in their Google Search Console to see if their site contains any of these abusive experiences that need to be corrected or removed.

“Site owners will have a 30 day window to fix experiences flagged by the Report before Chrome removes ads.”

Chrome version 71 is rolling out for desktops and Android platforms right now.

However, Google has stated the new iteration will come to Chrome OS next week.

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