New mods help keep Chrome from being a resource hog

Google has introduced two new modes Chrome browser this week, with both modes slated to roll out across all platforms in the next few weeks. The modes are called Memory Saver and Energy Saver, and with names like those, I’m sure you’ll know what to do.

Memory Saver is designed for my friends who have many tabs open, all eating up precious memory on their devices According to Google’s description of the new feature, “Memory Saver Mode frees up memory from tabs you’re not currently using so active websites you’re browsing have the best possible experience.”

For example, if I’m editing a video in Final Cut Pro, I know that having Chrome open in the background isn’t eating up a ton of resources. I’ll be sure to let Kellen know about the existence of this feature, since I see the guy with like 50 tabs open constantly.

Next up is the Energy Saver, designed for, you guessed it, conserve energy. Like Battery Saver on Pixel phones, when your portable device hits less than 20%, Chrome will automatically limit background activity and visual effects from sites with animations and videos. This automatic feature can be toggled inside Chrome settings, if you don’t want it.

Look for these features to hit your Chrome browser very soon

// google

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