Apple today released a new update to Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser that Apple first introduced in March 2016. Apple designed the ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ to test out features that could be included in new apps. Safari versions released in the future.

Safari technology preview feature
‌Safari Technology Preview‌ 174 includes fixes and updates for CSS, CSS Container Queries, Layout, JavaScript, Media, Pop-ups, Accessibility, SVG, and Web API.

The update is now available in Safari 17 alongside macOS Sonoma. On Sonoma, the browser offers Profiles to separate browsing data such as History and Favorites, an improved web application and private browsing mode. Features for all operating systems include Feature Flags (replacing Experimental Features), redesigned Develop menu, Live Text support for recognizing vertical text in images and videos , which supports HEIC and JPEG XL, a new image format with an improved compression algorithm for better-quality images at file sizes smaller than JPEG.

The current ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ release is compatible with machines running macOS Ventura and ‌macOS Sonoma‌, the latest version of macOS that Apple is currently beta testing.

The ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ update is available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences or System Settings to anyone who downloaded the browser. Full release notes for the update are available on the Safari Technology Preview website.

Apple’s aim with the ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ is to gather feedback from developers and users about their browser development process. ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ can run side-by-side with the existing Safari browser, and while it’s designed for developers, it doesn’t require a developer account to download.

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