Chrome On Android Will Now Save Up To 70 Percent Of Data
Chrome on Android’s Data Saver mode can now save up to 70 percent of mobile data, thanks to a new update that Google is rolling out in emerging markets like India and Indonesia. Chrome’s Data Saver mode launched over a year ago was capable of saving up to 50 percent of data when enabled on mobile, earlier. The new update just made Chrome on Android even more useful in times of shoddy internet connectivity.
The new update would save additional data by stopping images from loading, unless specified by the user when a device is on a slow connection. Users will have to enable Data Saver mode first. Once enabled, Chrome for Android will not load images when connectivity is slow by default. It will load images only when the ‘load images’ options is checked.
“We’re updating Data Saver mode to save even more data up to 70 percent! by removing most images when loading a page on a slow connection. After the page has loaded, you can tap to show all images or just the individual ones you want, making the web faster and cheaper to access on slow connections,” Google announced on its official forum .
Initially the update will be rolled out to users in India and Indonesia. Other countries will be getting the update in the coming months, Google informed.
Recently, Google announced its Google Maps offline service in India. Users can now view an area of the map offline and get turn-by-turn driving directions for the same as well, online or offline doesn’t matter. Users need to download an area of the world to their phone while it is online and the next time they find there’s no connectivity Google Maps will continue to work for them.