Google has announced that Chrome desktop now includes a performance-enhancing feature to increase web browsing speed and free up memory.
Memory Saver is a new feature that will allow you to free up to 30% memory. It suspends inactive tabs and system memory will then be available for active tabs.
Mark Chang, Chrome Group Product Manager explained that Memory Saver mode allows you to free up memory so you can browse active sites with the best possible experience.
This is particularly useful for running intensive programs, such as editing videos with your family or playing video games.
Users will automatically be able to reload inactive tabs that have been suspended. Memory Saver can also mark the most important sites you visit so they don’t get suspended.
Google also announced a second performance-improving feature today, known as Energy Saver, capable of extending your laptop’s battery life.
The battery will drop to 20%, and this mode will start. It saves energy because it limits background activity in open tabs.
Chrome saves battery when you browse the Web using Chrome, and your battery level is at 20%. This happens because Chrome limits background activity and visually effects on websites that contain animations or videos. Chang .
The latest Google Chrome desktop releases include the Memory Saver, Energy Saver, and ChromeOS features. They will all be available worldwide in the coming weeks for Windows, macOS and ChromeOS users.
Both modes can be toggled off via Google Chrome Settings, accessible from the menu at the top of the screen.
Google announced in July that it was testing , which will reduce CPU usage by 10% and extend the battery life on mobile devices.
This is still in the and can be toggled on by enabling the #quick-intensive-throttling-after-loading Chrome flag via chrome://flags.