Google removing FTP access from Chrome

Google is completely removing FTP access from Chrome.

The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used for the transfer of computer files between a client and server on a computer network. FTP is built on a client-server model architecture using separate control and data connections between the client and the server.

Google removing FTP access from Chrome

FTP It has since been replaced by SSH and HTTPS because of its security weaknesses and inability to encrypt traffic. Google began dismantling FTP functionality from Chrome in version 72. The current version of Chrome, version 79, now only supports directory listing and downloading. The remaining functionality can be viewed by visiting ftp://ftp.adobe.com/ in Chrome.

Google removing FTP access from Chrome

Google has released a timeline for the complete removal of FTP from Chrome.

  • Chrome 80 (stable in February 2020) will disable FTP by default for non-enterprise versions of Chrome, but it can be reenabled with chrome://flags
  • Chrome 81 (stable in March 2020) will disable FTP by default for all versions of Chrome, but it can still be reenabled with chrome://flags
  • Chrome 82 (stable in April 2020) will completely remove FTP support

Google stated that the reason for completely removing FTP from Chrome was that the usage of FTP in the browser is sufficiently low that it is no longer viable to invest in improving the existing FTP client.

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