Today we’re offering up our final Chrome release of 2020. The updates can help you get things done this holiday season (and beyond), so you can make life’s work a bit smoother and reclaim precious time.
Faster to start, faster to load, and way more battery life
This month’s update represents the largest gain in Chrome performance in years, thanks to many under-the-hood improvements. Here’s what’s starting to roll out today:
Chrome now prioritizes your active tabs vs. everything that’s open—reducing CPU usage by up to 5x and extending battery life by up to 1.25 hours (based on our internal benchmarks).
Chrome now starts up to 25 percent faster, loads pages up to 7 percent faster, and does all of this using less power and RAM than before.
Chrome on Android now loads pages near instantaneously when you navigate backward and forward, making these common tasks super fast.
Tabs: pin ‘em, group ‘em, and now search ‘em
Many people use tabs to organize their stuff online—from read-worthy articles, to sources of inspiration, to everyday to-do’s. This range of utility is why you can pin tabs (for those go-to pages), send tabs to your other devices and even group tabs in Chrome. This month we’re adding tab search to the toolbox.
You’ll now be able to see a list of your open tabs—regardless of the window they’re in—then quickly type to find the one you need. It’s search … for your tabs! The feature is coming first to Chromebooks, then to other desktop platforms soon.