Queries on Google API usage in Chromium

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Asesh Shrestha

Jan 18, 2021, 1:12:17 AM1/18/21
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Few days back I got an email on update on Google API usage in Chromium browsers. So I have a few questions regarding it as our browser depends on Google account in our Chromium fork.
  1. After following the guide lines as specified in that email to remove the client id and secret, will users be able to sign into Google accounts from Google's sign in page from Chromium forks? AFAIK, signing into Google accounts won't work anymore.
  2. Will it affect other APIs like: Chrome spelling and Translate APIs that we have been using in our Chromium fork too? Are they being kept private too?

Jochen Eisinger

Jan 19, 2021, 5:14:05 AM1/19/21
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Yes, signing into Google Accounts should continue to work.

For unauthenticated APIs, nothing changes at this time: access to private Chrome APIs is provided only to support development. They already have quota restrictions, and the APIs may change without notice in the future.


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Asesh Shrestha

Jan 19, 2021, 5:44:19 AM1/19/21
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Thanks for replying. I have just finished testing our Chromium fork by making those changes. I have found out that signing into Google accounts works and the features like Chrome translate and spell checker are working too. 


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