Release Channel v1.8.86

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Notable fixes and additions

Full Release Notes

  • Added Binance widget to the New Tab Page. (#9118)
  • Added support for referral background images and top sites on the New Tab Page. (#8218)
  • Added the ability to import extensions from Chrome. (#7974)
  • Added “Customize” text to the New Tab Page dashboard settings icon. (#4930)
  • Enhanced privacy by farbling convertToBlob. (#8682)
  • Updated text for “Device recognition” to “Fingerprinting” on Brave Shields panel and brave://settings/shields. (#7949)
  • Updated category text on ads history panel from “untargeted” to “general”. (#6553)
  • Improved publisher list load time. (#9376)
  • Improved top site tiles on the New Tab Page. (#2971)
  • Switched from “Prebake Cookie” to “Easylist Cookie” list. (#5318)
  • Removed ability to import data from legacy Brave (muon). (#7403)
  • Removed autoplay allow list to match Chromium behavior. (#8408)
  • Disabled ScrollToTextFragment. (#8342)
  • Fixed Brave ads server retry logic running into an infinite loop in certain cases causing performance issues. (#7226)
  • Fixed issue where attention percentage would display as zero on rewards panel. (#8463)
  • Fixed inability to import passwords from Chrome on Windows. (#3674)
  • Fixed crash when enabling IPFS on Linux. (#7325)
  • Fixed multiple web compatibility issues related to fingerprinting protection. (#8858,#8855)
  • Fixed inability to use Twitter in certain cases when “Cross-site cookies blocked” is selected from Brave Shields. (#9337)
  • Fixed missing translation on the New Tab Page title. (#9169)
  • Upgraded Chromium to 81.0.4044.129. (#9493)