Google is looking for ways to make its browser more energy efficient, which can extend the battery life of our devices.
Google Chrome may launch a feature that allows websites to switch to a more energy-efficient operating mode.
Google Chrome is now the most widely used browser in the world. But at the same time, it has the bad reputation of being resource-intensive. And obviously, Google hears our complaints as the Mountain View company is looking for ways to make its browser more energy efficient, which can extend the battery life of our devices.
And recently, we learned that Google is developing a new feature that could allow websites to offer different operating modes depending, for example, on the user's battery status.
The information comes from TheWindowsClub. According to this article, Google is testing new "meta" tags for websites that would allow developers to create websites that can switch between a normal operating mode and an energy-saving mode.
For example, sites could reduce the frame rate on a video, slow down the execution of scripts, etc. so that the battery of the user's laptop can last longer. In essence, the idea would be to sacrifice quality or performance for longer battery life. Switching from one operating mode to another could be triggered by a change in the power setting on the computer, or by the state of the battery.
"Most modern operating systems also have battery-saving features that are activated when the battery is low or the user wants to save the battery. Ideally, Web sites should be able to meet these settings," says a document about this feature on GitHub.
But so far, Google has not made an official announcement regarding this new feature. And we'll have to wait at least until versions 86 or 87 of Google Chrome to be able to test this new feature of the browser.
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