Google is rolling out version 87 of its Chrome browser. It will also be the last update of the year, but certainly not the smallest. The company promises the biggest performance improvement in several years, and goes in one blog posts through the most significant changes.
To begin with, the browser now starts up to 25 percent faster. New tabs are loaded with a 7% speed improvement and should also use less frame memory. Once you browse around, Chrome will prioritize the active tabs, which should result in 5 times less CPU load and up to 1.25 hours of battery life on laptops.
The Android version also gets performance improvements. Google states that pages load “almost immediately” when using forward / backward navigation during a browsing session.
Self-torturers (or should we say effective individuals?) Who jump around among a large number of tabs in the browser now have a search function to make it easier to find the right one. It consists of a search field that shows relevant tabs in a list view as soon as you start typing the text to find what you are looking for.
The address bar also becomes more powerful. Now you can do more than ever before, and Google exemplifies that you can enter “delete my web history” or “edit my passwords” to achieve the desired function without having to click buttons in the settings menu. This functionality is being implemented gradually and does not yet work with us.
Chrome 87 is starting to roll out now. As usual, you can check for the latest version yourself by going to Help and then selecting About Google Chrome from the browser settings menu.