October 2020 comes bearing a new release for Magento users – Magento 2.4.1!
It promises better security and enhanced performance. Since it was developed, Magento has always aimed at developing an eCommerce-centric platform that helps merchants provide exceptional user experience to their prospective customers.
With Magento 2.4.1, it has addressed issues that troubled users and makes the Magento development process quicker, easier and more secure.
In this article, we explore some new developments being introduced by Magento 2.4.1
So, without further ado, let’s begin –
Better user experience with Samesite cookie attribute
In January 2020, Google announced a new secure-by-default policy for cookies to enhance privacy and security for their web browsers. Abiding their example, other major browsers like Mozilla Firefox are expected to follow suit.
This new development has impacted Magento users in more ways than one. Created exclusively for eCommerce users, Magento works with third-party software and heavily relies on cookies for providing a personalized experience to the users.
With Magento 2.4.1, your Magento store will now support samesite cookie attribute so that your platform runs seamlessly and your visitors enjoy a smooth web experience.
Enhanced functionalities for B2B commerce
Due to its features and support, Magento has emerged as the most preferred platform for B2B commerce. The release of Magento 2.4.1 has further strengthened its position in the B2B eCommerce ecosystem.
The latest Magento release includes features like bulk order rejection and approval with a single click, the functionality to clear the entire shopping cart at once and adding individual items or the entire content of the shopping cart in the requisition list.
Adding to it, there is a “view rule” feature that enables users to check the rules that apply to their company without edit permissions and an alert icon on my approval tab which reminds users of their pending purchase order approval.
Magento 2.4.1 has truly ensured that B2B eCommerce users benefit fully from the new updates.
Better Analytics with Site-Wide Analysis Tool (SWAT) integration
Magento 2.4.1 will add a site wide analysis tool portal to the admin panel which can fetch data about the entire Magento website – like site performance, speed and site health – in no time.
SWAT integration enables merchants to access system insights, real-time performance monitoring, reports, and self-service recommendations. Merchants can use the new SWAT Admin role to securely access their SWAT Customer Detail pages through the Magento Admin.
Enhanced security with Captcha
The inclusion of CAPTCHA ensures better security and saves your web solutions from Bots. Magento 2.4.1 has included Captcha at both order placement and payment which saves any information from being stolen or misused.
Similarly, the use of Samesite attribute cookie will also protect users’ data from third-party.
Smooth content management
The last Magento release introduced a new media gallery to its users. With Magento 2.4.1, it receives better updates.
Your Magento store now allows for bulk image deletion, detection of duplicate images, better filtering of images and improvements in metadata viewing.
In fact, Magento Page Builder now allows for a full-screen view which helps in quick content edition. Magento 2.4.1 has made content management easier and simpler
Magento 2.4.1 has proven that a Digital Commerce business cannot find a better foundation than Magento.
If you’re already working with Magento, now is the time to upgrade to Magento 2.4.1 NOW!
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