Google Chrome Tips & Tricks

Google Chrome is the most popular browser with over 60% market share as of late 2019. This comes as no surprise considering the lightweight browser offers great features, speed, and ease of use. Not to mention the fact that it comes pre-installed on most Android phones. But even if it didn’t, people usually go out of their way to use Google’s popular browser.

With this in mind, we wanted to bring some of the coolest Chrome for Android tips and tricks to your attention. While Google’s mobile browser is known for its simplicity, it has plenty of features (both official and experimental) that will improve your experience.

1.Enable Data Saver on Chrome for Android

How to turn on Data Saver on Chrome for Android:

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Hit the 3-dot menu button.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select Data Saver.
  5. Toggle the setting on.

2.Preload pages for faster browsing

Preloading pages is a Chrome feature that will proactively load sites you are likely to click on. This means a page will often be loaded in the background before you decide to go into it. It makes the whole experience much faster using cookies, but it can also waste data you otherwise wouldn’t use.

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Tap on the 3-dot menu button.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select Privacy.
  5. Toggle Preload pages for faster browsing and searching on.

3.Disable auto-playing videos and audio

Autoplay can get annoying, especially if what you want is peace. Those of us who frequent libraries and other quiet places know the struggle. Here’s how to disable the auto-playing ads.

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Tap on the 3-dot menu button on the top-right corner.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Pick Site settings.
  5. Select Media.
  6. Select Autoplay.
  7. Disable the feature.

4.Enable dark mode on Chrome for Android

Developers are bringing dark mode to their Android applications, and it comes as no surprise Google is doing the same. Whether you want less strain on your eyes or just like the look of dark mode, it’s easy to change the look of Chrome for Android.

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Hit the 3-dot menu button on the top-right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Pick Themes.
  5. Select Dark

5.Enable Tab Groups to keep pages organized

Another convenient feature to keep your tabs better organized is tab grouping. This essentially allows you to make tab folders and keep all your browsing neatly categorized. For people like me that have like a zillion tabs open this is a must feature.

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Type Chrome://flags into the address bar and press enter.
  3. Search for “Tab Groups”.
  4. When the option shows up, tap on the drop-down menu and select Enabled.
  5. Tap on Relaunch.
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