Google is now offering the update to version 87 of Chrome, and this update will bring some things everyone wanted. But these changes do not necessarily settle on the surface in plain sight. That’s because the biggest changes are taking place behind the scenes.
First of all, Google says Chrome will start up 25 percent faster and load pages 7 percent faster. And it does so while using less RAM than it used to be – and it could potentially make it more compatible with Chromium-based Microsoft Edge. The browser accomplishes this by prioritizing tabs. Specifically, tabs are active compared to those that aren’t open.
Google says it will improve CPU usage by up to 5 times compared to previous versions of Chrome. Chrome will save battery after updating to version 87 as well. By up to 1.25 hours, according to Google.
So where are the Chrome 87 user-facing changes?
Chrome is also getting some new user-facing features with this update. Not the least, Google says Chrome for Android will load pages almost instantly as you scroll back and forth.
But there are still bigger changes in store for Chromebooks. Chrome OS devices will be the first to receive a new feature that allows users to search directly for open tabs. This works with a versatile URL, with users simply typing in what they’re looking for and Chrome searching for it. This works across tabs as well. So users can keep multiple tabs open across multiple windows and Chrome will still be able to find any open tabs.
And this is regardless of which window it actually runs in. The update will be delivered to other platforms “soon”.
Now, Chromebooks won’t see the update until December 1. But this will come soon enough for those users who need to have multiple Chrome windows open simultaneously.
Another major change that takes place on all desktop systems is the ability to search for settings. For example, Google says that users can type “modify passwords” or “delete history” and go directly to those settings in the settings menu. This is directly from the URL bar. The feature will be expanded later to include more Quick Access settings.
But when and what will come?
Now, it depends Google Ad, Users may have to wait some time before new features arrive. “A few weeks” at least. Other new features are also in the pipeline, including a new card-based user interface to help users keep track of where they left off from the New Tab page. First of all, the company wants to try helping users through this UI to find the recipes and shopping results they have viewed recently. The entertainment category is due to be added next year.