Pages may no longer use the window.open() API to open a new page during its unload. The popup blocker already prohibits this, but now it is prohibited whether or not the popup blocker is enabled. Enterprises used to be able to use the AllowPopupsDuringPageUnload policy flag to allow popups during unload. We removed this flag in Chrome 88.
Status in Chromium
Enabled by default (tracking bug) in:
- Chrome for desktop release 80
- Chrome for Android release 80
Consensus & Standardization
- No signals
Last updated on 2021-04-21