Google Chrome is one of the most popular and widely used web browsers, and it gets better with every new update. But now, Google has announced a new and final Chrome release for 2020, and it’s bringing many new features, probably for the first time in many years. The tech giant is making Chrome faster, less resource-intensive, and increased performance through many under the hood improvements. Starting Tuesday, Google is rolling out three new features for its web browser. Here’s what the final 2020 update will bring to Google Chrome.
Improved Performance and Faster Page Loading
As said before, there are three major under-the-hood developments that Google is rolling out for the users. Chrome now comes with a significant improvement over the years in terms of its performance. The new Chrome prioritizes active tabs vs. the other open tabs in the background. Google claims that this reduces the CPU usage by up to 5x, and extends the battery life by up to 1.25 hours.
In addition to this, Chrome will now start up to 25 percent faster and will load pages up to 7 percent faster. Surprisingly, all this will be done using less power and RAM than before. For Android, there is an improvement made to the navigation. Google Chrome for Android now loads pages faster than before while navigating backward and forward.
New Features and Improved User Experience
The final 2020 update to Chrome brings a new feature for tabs that now allows users to pin tabs, group them, and even send the Tabs to other devices. Google is bringing another feature called tab search to the toolbox later this month. With this, users will now be able to see a list of open tabs, even when they’re in another window. You can just search for the Tab that you need, without wasting any time looking for it. However, Google says that this feature will first come to Chromebooks and then to desktop other platforms later.
In addition to this, another feature to make users do things faster, Chrome is getting an “Omnibox” to the address bar. This will provide suggestions to the user’s input, and they can take action directly from the search bar. For example, if you want to clear your browsing history, you can take action directly from the address bar. Apart from this, Google is planning to add cards to the new tab page in Chrome. These will help users pick up where they’d left the browser. You’ll see cards related to cooking, shopping, holiday gifts, or your recently-visited content.
Google is still working on some of these features related to cards and says it’ll roll them out over the next few weeks.