Chrome ‘s early development release of Chrome version 85 brings with it a policy implementation that the company hinted at several months ago – hiding its full address.
In fact, Google is looking at a shortened view of the URL that will actually only contain its name: without the HTTP or WWW preferences. In previous versions, hiding the full name was possible, but starting with version 85 will probably be the default. Google is convinced that hiding the full URL is the right choice for users, and not just because this view makes the browser look cleaner and more elegant.
On Google, studies show that the full address display does not help the user fully understand whether he came to the site he intended to visit, or a phishing site designed to extract personal information, including credit card numbers. On the contrary, the brief view, it is argued, will make the diagnosis easier.
However, the company makes it clear to users that they still want to be able to go back and view the full address of the websites they visit. This option will appear immediately by right-clicking on the address bar. This option is fixed, so it can always be used.