Chrome on Android’s Data Saver now delivers faster loading for HTTPS
Google has announced that Chrome on Android’s Data Saver now supports encrypted HTTPS webpages. It previously only worked with unencrypted HTTP content.
The feature automatically improves page loading by using what they refer to as “built-in optimizations” and dedicated servers. The page loading is improved by speeding them up by a factor of two and reducing data usage by up to 90 percent.
The latest Chrome on Android indicates in the URL bar when a lightweight version of a webpage is being displayed. This is also referred to as a Lite page.
If you’re unhappy with the Lite version, you can tap the indicator to show additional information and choose the option to load the original version of the page.
Chrome will automatically disable Lite pages on a per-site basis when it detects that users frequently opt to load the original page.
It’s easy to give Lite pages a try: just enable Data Saver from the settings menu in Chrome on Android.
If you’re browsing the web on a sluggish network, you’ll see the Lite pages automatically after that.
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