Google Chrome latest update focuses on active tabs to save battery life, faster page-loading speed

The final Google Chrome update for 2020 promises performance improvements for a smoother work life. “This month’s update represents Chrome’s biggest performance gain in years,” Matt Waddell, Chrome’s director of product, wrote in a blog post. The updated Chrome aims to extend battery life by prioritizing active tabs rather than all open tabs, thus reducing CPU usage by up to five times and extending battery life up to 1.25 hours.

Chrome will also start up to 25% faster, load pages up to 7% faster, using less power and RAM than before, Waddell noted. These statistics were based on Google’s internal benchmarks. Plus, “Chrome on Android will load pages almost instantly when users browse back and forth, making common tasks super fast,” he added.

Chrome has also implemented a tab search that will help users find open tabs conveniently. “You’ll now be able to see a list of your open tabs, no matter what window they’re in, so type quickly to find the one you need. Search for your tabs!” Google noted Twitter. This feature will come first on Chromebooks and then expand to other desktop versions of Chrome. The tab search feature will help users find any tab regardless of the number of Chrome windows. Chrome already had tools to pin tabs, group tabs, and send tabs in Chrome.

The update will also allow users to search for items directly from the address bar. Users will be able to perform actions like “Delete Chrome History” or “Change Password” just by typing the words instead of opening multiple menus. “It’s a faster way to get things done with a few keystrokes,” Google noted.

Additionally, Chrome will soon be adding cards to the new tab page in Chrome as well. These tabs will help users keep track of recently visited pages by simply clicking on them. The tabs will be present on the new tab page in Chrome.

Google noted that this month’s Chrome update represents Chrome’s biggest performance gain in years. The update will also bring a “tab search function” which will help users search for a particular tab when multiple tabs are open.

News Underline:

  • The updated Chrome aims to extend battery life by prioritizing active tabs rather than all tabs.
  • This will reduce CPU usage up to five times and extend battery life up to 1.25 hours.
  • Additionally, Chrome will introduce a search function for Google Tabs and Tabs for the convenience of users.