HTML5 by default has been a long time coming for the browser. Two versions ago, Google began blocking Flash that was running “behind the scenes.” The continued change over to HTML5 should lead to faster load times, better security and improved overall performance. The update to version 55 also includes CSS automatic hyphenation that will help with the look of text blocks and line wrapping.
For Android users, the new version brings wider availability of a downloads feature that enables offline viewing of web pages, images and videos. The mobile update is said to be on its way soon, but Chrome 55 is rolling out now to Mac, Windows and Linux users on desktop.