If you have been using Google Chrome web browser on Windows or Mac, you might have already noticed the safe browsing option which disables the navigation to particular sites which Google thinks might have malwares. Although you can skip this process and still navigate, this provides an additional safety feature while browsing.
Google is now bringing this feature to Chrome for Android. This new Safe Browsing client on Android is part of Google Play Services, starting with version 8.1.
If you look at Chrome’s Settings > Privacy menu, you can verify that Safe Browsing is enabled and that you’re protected from malwares and other infections. Chrome warns you about dangerous sites as shown in the image above. It does this while preserving your privacy, just like on desktop.
Google also mentions that implementing this feature was more difficult on mobile browser than on desktop because it might cause added data usage. So if you are regular user of Google Chrome on Android, you now get this added protection from malwares and other threats on your Android phone.