The new update for the browser was released by Apple today. The preview was designed to test features that may be added in the future.
Features coming in macOS Ventura are included in the currentSafari Technology Preview release. With Apple's notes below, it adds support for Live Text in videos and images, new web technologies, web push Passkeys, and more.
Many of the new Safari 16 features are now available in Safari Technology Preview 147:
- Live Text. Select and interact with text in videos or translate text in images on the web in macOS Ventura betas on Apple Silicon-based Macs.
- Web Push. Send notifications to people who opt-in on your website or web app with Safari Technology Preview on macOS Ventura betas.
- Passkeys. Preview the new type of phishing-resistant credential that makes signing in to websites safer and easier. Available through Safari's WebAuthn platform authenticator. To learn more about passkeys, see Meet passkeys.
- Improved Safari Web Extensions. Test out API improvements including the ability to open a Safari Web Extension popover programmatically.
- Web Inspector Extensions. Build custom tooling or convert existing developer tools extensions to use in Web Inspector.
- Flexbox Inspector. Use the new visualization overlay in Web Inspector to help you more quickly and easily understand the layout of elements with Flexbox. It marks both the free space and gaps between flex items to reveal how they affect the result.
Tab groups, website settings, and web extensions are not enabled in this release.
Prior versions of Safari Technology Preview were not compatible with machines running macOS 13 Ventura. Apple says that updates to Safari Technology Preview are no longer available.
Anyone who has downloaded the browser can get the preview update through System Preferences. The full release notes can be found on the preview website.
The aim of the preview is to gather feedback from developers and users.