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This article was published on December 1, 2015

Chrome for Android skips images on sites for up to 70% data savings

Chrome for Android skips images on sites for up to 70% data savings
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Google is updating the Data Saver feature in its Chrome browser for Android to let you save up to 70 percent of your mobile data.

When you turn Data Saver on in the Settings menu and the browser detects a slow connection, it will skip images when requesting Web pages so that they load quickly and use less of your data allowance.

Chrome for Android now skips loading images to save you up to 70 percent of data
Chrome for Android now skips loading images to save you up to 70 percent of data

Once a page has loaded, you can tap its placeholders to load individual images, or choose to load them all.

The new feature is rolling out first to India and Indonesia, and to other countries in the coming months.

A new way to save data with Chrome on Android [Google Chrome Blog]

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