Google removes http:// in Chrome

Google ChromeGoogle has removed the http:// in Chrome’s address bar. This change, made in a recent developer version, has caused some discussions. For most users, the http:// scheme is not important, as all browsers add it automatically in front of every address you enter.

Google Chrome omits http://

HTTP is short for Hypertext Transfer Protocol and is the standard protocol for requesting web resources from a server. Google thinks that displaying the scheme is useless and can thus be omitted. As many applications recognize web addresses via their http:// prefix, Chrome adds this prefix to the URL when you copy it from its address bar. https:// and ftp:// will get displayed as usual.