Google Chrome's Data Saver Mode Reduces Data Consumption By 70 Percent

Posted: Dec 1 2015, 10:11pm CST | by , Updated: Dec 2 2015, 8:25pm CST , in Technology News

Google Chrome's Data Saver Mode Reduces Data Consumption by 70 Percent

The feature works by eliminating heavy images when loading a website on a poor internet connection.

More people are connecting to the internet using mobile devices. Phones and tablets have mobile browsers, allowing users to visit websites and applications. The only caveat is that these browsers consume too much data, which can be costly. Heavy data consumption also leads to a slow experience.

Google is changing all that by updating its popular Chrome browser, adding a brilliant feature called “Data Saver,” a new mode that reduces the amount of data used when visiting web pages. The feature reduces up to 70 percent of data consumption, says Tal Oppenheimer, a Product Manager at Google.

The Data Saver mode works by eliminating heavy images when loading a website on a poor internet connection. However, you may decide to view the images later once the page has loaded. Simply tap the images that you want to show up. The feature will not work on websites that use the https protocol, as well as those running on incognito, Google said.

To activate the feature on your Android and iOS devices, go to settings, then advanced, and select the Data Saver mode. iOS users will have to select bandwidth first to access it. The feature also works on Chromebooks and computers. India and Indonesia are the first countries to receive this feature. More countries will be added in the coming months.

Google warns that some images will look fuzzy when the feature is activated. Also, websites may not be able to determine your location. Intranet sites may also fail to load, Google said, including pages used by mobile carriers to authenticate payments. What are your thoughts on this nifty update?

Source: Google

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