Google is testing New Chrome Battery Saver to control your resource-hogging

Article Edited by | Jhon N |


Google's new Meta Tag battery savings would allow websites to request that Chrome support various battery saving features

Google continues to develop new ways of maintaining your laptop's battery life. Google's new Meta Tag Battery Savings would permit websites to ask Chrome to enable different battery saving capabilities.

The Meta Tag battery saving will probably appear in Chrome v86 and v87. Users can currently use the Origin Trials Platform to experiment with this feature.

Some websites, including video and/or video conference websites, are highly resource-intensive and particularly popular during the current COVID-19 health crisis.

In particular, Google has a reputation for hungry power (many users even avoid using Chrome if their device is battery-low and plug-in is not possible).

Google Chrome would optimise battery life or CPU usage at some sites with its battery-saving Meta Tag. The site could detect if the OS or user is in a power saving mode or not.

The website needs to add certain code, according to GitHub, to decrease the frame rate or generic script runtime. If you wanted "Change the behaviour based on battery saving configurations," you would use a CSS Media query.

The user on the particular website then uses different power-efficient features. Chrome.

Google has also recently announced that it is working to limit the time-consuming JavaScript web pages.

This new function will limit the wake-up time to once a minute. Excessive wake-ups can use a bit of battery life and are often unimportant to the overall performance of the browser.

Google experimented and found that if script timers are limited, battery life might be extended by about two (28 percent) hours. They had 36 tabs open with a blank tab on the foreground for this experiment.

They also played a full-screen YouTube video in the foreground in another experiment. When you restricted the script time, you have been able to increase your battery life by 36 minutes (13 percent). This new feature comes with Chrome v86.

Hopefully the consumer only benefits from these different characteristics. Many people still work mainly from home and/or help their kids with online education. Battery life is a major concern for users more than ever.