Google Removes Support for FTP and Old-gen U2F Security Keys in Chrome 95

Google today released Chrome v95, the latest version of its popular web browser and a version that contains several changes that will likely cause problems for a considerable part of its users. The problematic changes include:

removing support for File Transfer Protocol (FTP) URLs – ftp://
removing support for the Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) standard, used in old-generation security keys (Chrome will only support FIDO2/WebAuth security keys going forward)
adding file size limits for browser cookies
removing support for URLs with non-IPv4 hostnames ending in numbers, such as http://example.0.1

In addition to breaking changes, Chrome 95 also comes with a new UI component called the “Side Panel,” which can be used to view the Chrome browser’s Reading List and Bookmarks.