Google is making many changes to its products and services. Most of them are new features and improvements that benefit a lot of people, but there are some that the majority don’t like. An example is removing the URL from the URL bar. For a while, Chrome only displayed the domain name. It sounds simple but some people say it is dangerous because it can be difficult to identify spam or malicious sites. There are many reviews and the developers at Google have just removed the feature.
The reconsideration is very well received by many users. Fortunately, this is just an experience and it’s not here to stay. This did not improve user safety as expected, so the feature will now be discontinued.
We remember last year we said that Google may be hiding URL bars in Chrome 85. The experiment is being stopped according to our source. If you are using Chrome 91, you may notice that https: // is hidden. This is the only part hidden and you can still see the domain name. If you want everything to be displayed, select “Always show full URLs” in the omnibox.
Simplifying the URL can be a good idea in theory. Some people want to see less clutter on the screen but others are right, there is no way to easily tell when a website is questionable.