Google Chrome was released eight years ago for Microsoft Windows, but it was recreated for other operating systems such as Linux, MacOS, Android, and iOS. To keep up with the latest safety upgrades and other trends alike, the freeware web browser gets a new update every six weeks or so. The update number 56 is already here, and it will delight its Chrome users with faster page load, improved shopping security, and other exciting advancements.
In today’s world, any e-commerce website can lose valuable users if their pages take too long to load. Time became money literally and speed is an important factor when it comes to quality consumer experience in the online world. This is why the new update from Google Chrome takes control of this reality and makes it more convenient. From now on, Google promises a 28% faster page load on both computer and mobile operating systems.
The developers managed to obtain such a successful milestone in the digital realm by changing how Google Chrome manages the validation feature. First things first, whenever someone clicks on a link, the browser automatically asks for hundreds of network requests so that it can provide the users the experience he or she wants. However, things changed with the 56 update. Instead of contacting hundreds of different addresses, Chrome will validate only the main source of the link. This is how users will no longer spend so much time waiting for a web address to open, but instead, they will benefit faster page load.
Takashi Toyoshima, the software engineer at Google, declared in a blog post that the old ways of accessing a web address are outdated. If Google Chrome continued to ask hundreds of permissions, the stale content would have been reloaded many times, particularly on mobile phones. The old protocol was instated at the time when broken pages were a common phenomenon. However, the latest technology prevents this from happening, so browsers no longer need to do thousands of operations at the same time.
As a result, Chrome users will not only benefit faster page load, but they will also consume fewer data and energy. Moreover, the 56 update will also mark those HTTP pages that save important bank and account credentials as not safe. The notification will appear in the address bar, and users will think twice before using those particular online services.
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