Google has announced that they are bringing their Safe Browsing feature to Chrome for Android and the security feature will now be on by default.
The Chrome for Android Safe Browsing feature is designed to protect your from malicious websites and phishing sites.
If you’re an Android user, you probably already have it! This new Safe Browsing client on Android is part of Google Play Services, starting with version 8.1. The first app to use it is Chrome, starting with version 46—we’re now protecting all Android Chrome users by default. If you look at Chrome’s Settings > Privacy menu, you can verify that Safe Browsing is enabled and that you’re protected. Chrome warns you about dangerous sites as shown below. It does this while preserving your privacy, just like on desktop.
You can find out more details about the new Safe Browsing feature for Chrome on mobile devices over at Google at the link below.