Google Chrome on desktop adds Memory and Energy Saver modes

Energy Saver mode helps to increase the battery life by limiting background activity and visual effects for websites that include videos and animations.

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Highlights

  • Memory Saver mode frees up memory from inactive tabs to provide a smooth experience to users browsing active websites.
  • Energy Saver mode will start when the device battery level reaches below 20 percent.
  • Memory Saver and Energy Saver modes will roll out to users running Windows, macOS, and ChromeOS over the next several weeks globally.

Google has announced enhancements to its Chrome browser that will help reduce memory usage and extend the battery life when the device has a low charge. According to the company, the latest release of Google Chrome on desktop includes two new performance settings. Memory Saver mode allows Chrome to use up to 40 percent and 10GB less memory to ensure that the active tabs keep running smoothly. The browser also has a new Energy Saver mode that increases the battery life by limiting background activity and visual effects when the device battery reaches below 20 percent.

Memory Saver mode frees up memory from inactive tabs to provide a smooth experience to users browsing active websites. The company believes it will be helpful to users while running memory-intensive programs such as games or video editor software. Any inactive tabs will be reloaded automatically when the user revisits them. Users will have the option to disable the entire feature or exclude select websites from Memory Saver.

On the other hand, the Energy Saver mode helps to increase the battery life by limiting background activity and visual effects for websites that include videos and animations. Energy Saver mode will start while browsing on Chrome, and the device battery level reaches below 20 percent. Users will also have the option to turn off the Energy Saver mode entirely.

The Memory Saver and Energy Saver modes will roll out to users running Windows, macOS, and ChromeOS over the next several weeks globally.

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