The phrase, “Google is for everyone!” should be viral. Why? Because that is Google’s main aim. Developers have made sure to perfect each and every product that the company launches. While Google Drive is the most go-to cloud drive system, Chrome is the most preferred browser. This is only because of Google’s integration and excellent functionality. Boasting Google on a pedestal aside, it is true that developers bring in new and improved features to the platform. This time around, image lazyloading is the highlight.
Lazyloading means that they have restricted image loading. Until and unless a user brings his/her cursor close to the image, or the icon. It is quite clear that they have aimed it towards the mobile phone version. While it is true that lazyloading would be featured for all version of Chrome, mobile users would benefit the most. According to techdows,
The feature to be supported on Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android, and Android WebView.
To understand clearly, they have included the image below;
Basically, instead of blindly loading up all the images on the screen real estate, the browser only loads a couple, before the user goes on to search for more. This helps in reducing data usage, or wastage, in this case. A very good feature when mobile phone users are on a capped data plan.
Now, this isn’t anything new. Snapchat implemented this back in the day with their data saver mode. Instagram too manages to add a data saver in which users restrict videos from autoloading. This update for the Chrome will be featured in Chrome 75. Currently, it can be accessed on Chrome Canary.
While this is an additional feature, the reader might be wondering why they just read this post. Well, for starters, this would mean fewer data wasted (if that wasn’t clear already). For PC users, this would work a bit differently, if your data isn’t capped. It would mean that Chrome would not be hogging up excessive ram to load these images to it. It would also mean that web browsing would not take up as many of your precious “mah”, resulting in better battery life. All of this would be true if Google implements it in a proper glitch-free way in the final Update 75. Non-Mobile users can check it out on Chrome Canary right now, on the latest version.