With each new update of the Chrome browser, Google brings something new to the table. Chrome 32 for mobile has a significant new feature though: the ability to automatically reduce your data consumption. Additionally, Android users can create shortcuts to websites on the homescreen and iOS users get a taste of the Translate feature.
But the big news, of course, is data consumption. The new data compression and bandwidth management feature claims it can reduce data usage by up to 50% on either Android or iOS. There are already ways to curb mobile data usage, but this promises to be much easier. Plus, it automatically enables Safe Browsing technology to protect you from malware. And it’s pretty easy to switch on, as Google notes:
To start saving data and turn on an even more secure browsing experience, visit “Settings” > “Bandwidth management” > “Reduce data usage.” Then simply turn the toggle to “On.” From this menu, you’ll also be able to track how much bandwidth you save each month as you browse on Chrome.
Meanwhile, Chrome 32 for Android also brings the ability to create shortcuts to websites from your homescreen. When you are browsing a website on Chrome, head to the menu and choose ‘Add to Homescreen’. It’ll appear as an app icon, which you can tap to open the site either as a full-screen browser or as a regular Chrome tab—it depends on the site at the moment.
And finally, while Android users have enjoyed the Translate feature by default in Google Chrome, that feature will now also be available to iOS users. Just wait for the translation bar to pop up, like it does on your desktop browser, and hit the ‘Translate’ button.
Source: Google Chrome blog
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