Mar 6th, 2013 publishUpdated   Feb 20th, 2015, 2:07 pm

Here is a neat tip for use with the latest version of Chrome Beta for Android. Google introduced a new data compression feature, which is said to cut data rates by as much as 50 percent while speeding up browser load times, in the newest build, but you will have to enable it to take advantage.

To do so, navigate to chrome://flags and tap “Enable Data Compression Proxy.” That’s it. Yes, the feature is still considered experimental so results are guaranteed, but the feature could come in handy for those doing a lot on the mobile web. Google points out that the overall browsing experience doesn’t lag as it does when Opera’s similar Turbo Mode is enabled.

To check how much data you are saving, open a tab to chrome://net-internals to view bandwidth usage.

[Google via Lifehacker]

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