If it took you several seconds to load this article in Google Chrome, rest assured that there is some really good news regarding the latest web browser update.
After releasing a few big browser updates this year, Google Chrome Director Matt Waddell announced that the search giant's latest update to Chrome for 2020 will be posted today on the Google Chrome blog.
“Updates can help get things done this holiday season (and beyond), so you can make life a little smoother and reclaim valuable time,” he writes.
And there are some pretty big improvements and new features ready for you when you update:
- Waddell said the new browser is much faster. After the update, Chrome will start up to 25% faster, load pages up to 7% faster, while using less power and RAM.
- Thanks to the decision to prioritize open tabs, Chrome will now require up to five times less CPU power and battery life.
- Here's one for all tab junkies: Now you can search your Chrome's open tabs after updating, making it easy to find what you're looking for when you've opened up too much.
- Google has also expanded what you can do in the address by adding "Chrome Actions", a series of commands you can complete such as "Delete History".
- It also adds "cards" to your new tab page in Chrome. They are basically suggestions based on previously visited related web pages when you search. They give an example of resurfacing from previous recipes that you have looked at when looking for ideas of what to eat.
While there's nothing particularly groundbreaking here, this Chrome update - which you'd probably call scalable rather than groundbreaking - will likely improve the experience for all browser enthusiasts. All in all, not too bad!