Chrome to save your phone's battery even more but there's a catch
Google is experimenting with meta tag that will switch websites to energy-saving mode, which means reducing the frame rate, slow down of script execution or in general, toning things down so it uses less resources and save more battery.
Chrome browser is often being called upon on the internet for its RAM hogging and to some extent, battery consumption as well. While the solution the first problem is nowhere in sight, Google is focussing on solving the second issue this time.
As mentioned by TheWindowsClub website, Google is experimenting with meta tag that will switch websites to energy-saving mode, which means reducing the frame rate, slow down of script execution or in general, toning things down so it uses less resources and save more battery.
Where this might be really helpful is where the person is in a long video call. The report adds that this is an Origin Trial feature that won't be tested until Chrome 86 or 87. A lot of it will also depend on the sites using the tag. There's no official word on it though.
Chrome has already been testing several features, one of which is the short URLs. Recently, Google published some more details on its plans to experiment with how the Chrome browser on the desktop displays URLs. The main idea, Google explains, is to understand how showing or hiding URLs helps users avoid phishing and social engineering attacks.
“There are myriad ways that attackers can manipulate URLs to confuse users about a website's identity, which leads to rampant phishing, social engineering, and scams. In one study, more than 60% of users were fooled when a misleading brand name appeared in a URL's path,” writes Google.
There is also an option for users to turn on “Always show full URLs” by right clicking on the address bar. Firefox is also trying to bring short URLs on its browser.
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