The experimental browser Apple Releases Safari Technology, which Apple first unveiled in March 2016, received a new update from Apple today. Apple created the Safari Technology Preview to try out features that could be included in later versions of the browser.
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Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 147 Features With macOS Ventura
Based on the Safari 16 update, the current Safari Technology Preview release has capabilities that will be present in macOS Ventura. According to Apple’s notes below, it adds support for Live Text in videos and photos, new web technologies, web push Passkeys, better Safari Web Extensions, and more.
1: Live Text. Select and interact with text in videos or translate text in images on the web in macOS Ventura betas on Apple Silicon-based Macs.
3: Web Push. Send notifications to people who opt-in on your website or web app with Safari Technology Preview on macOS Ventura betas.
4: Passkeys. Preview the new type of phishing-resistant credential that makes signing in to websites safer and easier. Available through Safari’s WebAuthn platform authenticator. To learn more about passkeys, see Meet passkeys.
5: Improved Safari Web Extensions. Test out API improvements including the ability to open a Safari Web Extension popover programmatically.
6: Web Inspector Extensions. Build custom tooling or convert existing developer tool extensions to use in Web Inspector.
7: Flexbox Inspector. Use the new visualization overlay in Web Inspector to help you more quickly and easily understand the layout of elements with Flexbox. It marks both the free space and gaps between flex items to reveal how they affect the result.
This edition does not support shared tab groups, tab group syncing, website settings, or web extensions.
Unlike earlier iterations of Safari Technology Preview, the most recent edition is compatible with devices running macOS 13 Ventura. Apple says that updates to Safari Technology Preview are no longer accessible for macOS Big Sur.
Anyone who has downloaded the browser can access the Safari Technology Preview update via the Software Update feature in System Preferences. On the website for Safari Technology Preview, you can read the update’s complete release notes.
With Safari Technology Preview, Apple hopes to get feedback on its browser development process from users and developers. Despite being intended for developers, Safari Technology Preview may coexist with the current Safari browser and can be downloaded without a developer account.