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Chrome for Android will now help you save even more mobile data

By Peter Chu - on 2 Dec 2015, 10:55am

Chrome for Android will now help you save even more mobile data

We’re pretty sure you already know how trying it is to survive on just 1GB of mobile data every month. In fact, we’re fairly confident that even before the end of every month comes around, you’re already practically clinging onto Wi-Fi hotspots for dear life.

Helping you to alleviate the torment that comes with insufficient mobile data is Google, who recently updated the Data Saver mode on Chrome for Android to help you save up to 70 percent of your mobile data with every webpage you visit.

In order to achieve such drastic data savings, the new and improved Data Saver mode will stop loading most web images by default, and will only give you the option to load them – individually or all together – after the webpage has finished loading.

“We're updating this mode to save even more data – up to 70 percent! – by removing most images when loading a page on a slow connection," said Google in a blog post on their Google Chrome Blog.

Unfortunately though, the upgraded Data Saver mode isn’t available to all Chrome for Android users as of yet, as it’s currently only being rolled out to users in India and Indonesia. It’ll be introduced to more countries "in the coming months”.

Nevertheless, at least you’ll still be able to make do with the existing Data Saver mode, which would compress webpages and their data to half of their original size.

Source: Google Chrome Blog via The Verge