Google Updates Chrome on Android to Save More Data

The update saves data by removing most images when loading websites on a slow connection.

Google has announced an update for its Data Saver mode in Chrome on Android devices, which allows users to save up to 70 percent of their data usage by removing most images when loading websites on a slow connection.

Using this Data Saver mode not only prevents users from wasting data on images, but also makes webpages load faster. When viewing a webpage with the images removed, users can tap a ‘load images’ button to load all of the page’s images, or tap to show the individual images they’d like to view.

This updated Data Saver mode is available first to users in India and Indonesia, and will roll out to additional countries ‘in the coming months.’ Users must turn on the Data Saver mode in their Chrome settings.

Google recently updated another of its Android apps, Google Maps, to include an offline mode, so users can download map areas and continue to access turn-by-turn directions and other map information even when they’re offline or have a poor connection.