A slow data connection still plagues us from time to time. Sometimes it seems like in those instances we critically need information, that’s when we happen to be in a weak signal area – leaving us to waste our precious time sitting and waiting.

Well, Google found a way to alleviate those frustrating situations. Images on webpages are often the culprit in the bulk data retrieval that occurs when loading a page, whether we want to see them or not. Therefore, Google is adding an option in the mobile Chrome browser called Data Saver mode.

The idea behind Data Saver is pretty simple. With the option enabled, Chrome will scan the speed of your data connection. If it’s slow, Chrome won’t load any images in your web browsing. If you want to override it, there will be a “Load Images” button on the bottom of the webpage.

[blockquote author=”Google”]After the page has loaded, you can tap to show all images or just the individual ones you want, making the web faster and cheaper to access on slow connections.[/blockquote]


Google says that the feature will be first available to Chrome users in India and Indonesia, but will roll-out to “additional countries in the coming months.” Does Data Saver mode sound like something you’ll really benefit from?

Source: Google Blogspot

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