August 18th Googlebot
got Chrome support
76 – less than 20 days after the official release of the new browser version.
This means that all the features of Chrome 76, such as native support for lazy loading, are now also
supported by Google crawler.
About Googlebot Transition
to the new version of Chrome
SEO consultant reported
Valentin Pletzer on Twitter. Valentine developed tool which tracks
condition of the crawler.
Google testing tools now also support Chrome 76:
The next version of Chrome, 77, is due out September 30th. How fast Googlebot will start working on its basis, time will tell.
Recall that support for the new, “evergreen” Googlebot was added to Google’s testing tools only this month, although the updated crawler was officially introduced back in May.