Have you ever obtained an bill for a cellular service you by no means subscribe to? A number of websites trick users into getting into their cellular numbers to entry content material after which invoice them via carriers. Google is trying to solve that by warning users of such pages in Chrome’s next release – Chrome 71.
Google launched a guideline page that outlines a number of the finest practices for displaying subscription charges your web site. The guideline takes into consideration for three main elements:
- Clearly show billing data: The website ought to inform users that they will be paying a subscription price.
- Billing data needs to be seen and apparent to users: The costs shouldn’t be hidden or displayed in an inexplicably small font. Information needs to be seen on all kinds of units.
- Make certain that the price construction is clearly comprehensible: The web page ought to embrace breakdown and the frequency of costs (every day, month-to-month, weekly).
Starting from Chrome 71, the browser will show a warning to users, any time a web page doesn’t observe these tips. The warning will present up on Chrome desktop, Chrome cellular, and Android WebView. Here’s what the warning will appear like:
The firm mentioned on its blog that it will notify website admins if Google identifies such pages:
When we determine such pages, we notify the webmaster via Search Console the place there will be an choice to tell us in regards to the adjustments they’ve made to make clear the billing course of. For web sites that aren’t verified on Search Console, we will do our greatest to get in contact with the site owners affected and will be accessible to reply questions in our public support forum accessible in 15 languages.
Chrome 71 will also block all ads on pages which exhibits too many pop-ups. The new launch is anticipated to drop in December 2018.