Google Chrome Update Will Decrease Data Usage by Up to 50%
Google will release an update to the mobile version of Chrome, which promises to decrease data usage while browsing by as much as 50%.
Google announced the upcoming changes to its browser Wednesday in a blog post, saying, “Chrome’s data compression and bandwidth management can reduce data usage by up to 50% while browsing the web on Chrome for Android and iOS.”
To reduce data usage, users must enable the data-savings option in Chrome’s “settings” menu. After enabling this setting, users will also be able to track the amount of data they’re saving each month.
This update, set to roll out over the next few days, will be available for both Android and iOS.
The iOS update will also include Google Translate, which translates webpages while browsing (it is already available on the desktop and Android versions of Chrome). For its part, the Android version of Chrome will add home-screen shortcuts.
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