Google has announced a new feature in Chrome for Android which is designed to save you data on your mobile device.
The new feature in the latest version of Chrome for Android will remove images from a page when you have a slow connection, this is designed to speed up the load times of web pages.
Accessing mobile websites on a slow connection can be frustrating: it can eat up your data, and it takes work to keep track of your usage. With that in mind, we created Data Saver mode in Chrome, which reduces the amount of data used when you visit a webpage.
Now, 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. 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.
The new feature is part of Chrome’s data saver mode and it will be available for Chrome users in India and Indonesia at first, it will then be rolled out to more countries over the ‘coming months’.