Safari gets a major upgrade in macOS Sequoia — here's everything coming to the "world's fastest browser"

macOS Sequoia
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macOS Sequoia was announced at WWDC 2024 and is coming to all of the best Macs later this year. Some of the biggest updates you'll find on the brand-new operating system are the ones coming to Safari, Apple's web browser the company claims is the "world's fastest".

With new features that help you browse the web like never before, some users might opt to download the macOS Sequoia beta in order to access everything new Safari has to offer long before the official release later this year.

Here is everything coming to Safari in macOS Sequoia.


Highlights Safari macOS Sequoia

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Highlights is a new way to discover information while browsing the web and it looks like it could be seriously useful. Housed inside the address bar, Highlights can show you directions, summaries, and relevant links to learn more about a subject without ever leaving the webpage you're looking at.

The summaries addition to Safari can be found throughout the new version found in Sequoia and it could be one of the most useful tools we've seen on macOS in years. Using the power of Apple Intelligence, Safari will now be able to summarize a webpage giving you key information and saving you time if you don't want to scroll all the way to the bottom.

A new Reader

Reader Safari macOS Sequoia

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There is a big redesign to Reader in Safari in macOS Sequoia allowing you to get a streamlined view of an article, a table of contents, and a topic summary directly from within the view. Reader is one of the most useful features in Safari and these new additions make it even better, especially if you want an uninterrupted way to consume content on the internet.

Viewer makes videos on Safari better

Viewer Safari macOS Sequoia

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Viewer on Safari automatically detects when there is a video on a webpage and puts it at the forefront of your experience. Users will have full access to playback controls, including Picture in Picture, bringing a much-improved way to watch videos while browsing the web. It's a really neat feature that we can't wait to try when macOS Sequoia and all these Safari updates come to the best Macs later this year.

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John-Anthony Disotto
How To Editor

John-Anthony Disotto is the How To Editor of iMore, ensuring you can get the most from your Apple products and helping fix things when your technology isn’t behaving itself. Living in Scotland, where he worked for Apple as a technician focused on iOS and iPhone repairs at the Genius Bar, John-Anthony has used the Apple ecosystem for over a decade and prides himself in his ability to complete his Apple Watch activity rings. John-Anthony has previously worked in editorial for collectable TCG websites and graduated from The University of Strathclyde where he won the Scottish Student Journalism Award for Website of the Year as Editor-in-Chief of his university paper. He is also an avid film geek, having previously written film reviews and received the Edinburgh International Film Festival Student Critics award in 2019.  John-Anthony also loves to tinker with other non-Apple technology and enjoys playing around with game emulation and Linux on his Steam Deck.

In his spare time, John-Anthony can be found watching any sport under the sun from football to darts, taking the term “Lego house” far too literally as he runs out of space to display any more plastic bricks, or chilling on the couch with his French Bulldog, Kermit.