Chrome 71 will warn users when pages secretly charge money for subscription

Have you ever received an invoice for a mobile service you never subscribe to? A lot of sites trick users into entering their mobile numbers to access content and then bill them through carriers. Google is trying to solve that by warning users of such pages in Chrome’s next release – Chrome 71.

Google launched a guideline page that outlines some of the best practices for displaying subscription rates your website. The guideline takes into account for three major factors:

  • Clearly display billing information: The site should inform users that they will be paying a subscription fee.
  • Billing information should be visible and obvious to users: The charges shouldn’t be hidden or displayed in an inexplicably small font. Information should be visible on all types of devices.
  • Make sure that the fee structure is clearly understandable: The page should include breakdown and the frequency of charges (daily, monthly, weekly).
Credit: Google