Chrome will have a built-in determinant of “heavy” sites and pages, which will warn the user about the increased consumption of traffic, it follows from the materials of the official developer blog. The innovation is already available for testing under the Google Chrome Project Canary.
How to reduce the consumption of cellular data
A monitoring function called Heavy Capping will automatically analyze web pages, determining the amount of cellular data that will be spent opening them. When the danger of cellular data overload is detected, the browser will allow to cancel the download, saving traffic.
Despite the obvious usefulness for mobile platforms, a similar function will appear in desktop versions of Google Chrome. The developers believe that the innovation will be especially in demand in emerging markets, where providers do not provide unlimited access to the network.
Google Chrome already has a built-in traffic saving function that is active by default. However, unlike the new idea of developers, it does not warn the user about the possible over-consumption of cellular data, only minimizing the amount of information processed by the device.
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