One of the features of Chrome on Android is the Data Saver. As its name implies, this feature will help reduce the amount of data a website consumes while helping it load faster at the same time. However the only problem was that it only worked with HTTP websites, versus the more “secure” HTTPS websites that is becoming more commonplace these days.

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However according to Google, they have since made some changes where Data Saver will now help to speed up HTTPS websites through Chrome Lite Pages. “We use built-in optimizations and Google servers to improve page loading. The specific optimization techniques depend on what region the user is in and on how the developer wrote and served that particular page. When Chrome optimizes an HTTPS page, only the URL is shared with Google; other information – cookies, login information, and personalized page content – is not shared with Google.”

Typically such data saving features are aimed more towards users in emerging markets where internet speeds aren’t quite as fast. However even if you live somewhere with fast internet speeds, it’s not a bad idea to try and improve their load times anyway.

If this sounds like a feature you’d like to check out, make sure that you have the latest version of Chrome on Android, head on to the Settings menu where you will be able to find the toggle for the feature.

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