Google is constantly improving the performance of the Chrome web browser, and you are about to see the biggest jump ever.
Some changes have been made to Chrome version 91 which makes the browser up to 23% faster.
Announcing the changes, Chrome Product Manager Thomas Natestad at Google Chrome said, “Optimize short built-in calls, where in memory we insert generated code to avoid indirect jumps when making function calls.”
In the past few releases, Google has accelerated Chrome by addressing common complaints that it takes too much RAM and system resources. In March 2021, Google claimed that Chrome version 89 could take up to 22% less memory on Windows 10. Earlier, Chrome version 85 introduced 10% faster page load time.
Chrome version 91 was originally released on the static desktop channel on May 25, and comes with a number of security improvements as well as these performance improvements. Other features improve the experience on Android. MacOS, Windows, and Linux.
Google Chrome version 91 should have already been automatically rolled out on your PC. If you are not seeing it already, you can apply the update in a few steps. Just click on the three downward dots next to your profile picture, then hit About chrome. From there, Chrome will download the update in a few minutes depending on your internet speed. Then you have to restart the browser to implement it.
On a related note, Microsoft also released version 91 of its Edge browser this week. That browser is based on the same open source Chromium engine as Google Chrome. It comes with the performance-improving Sleeping Tabs feature, as well as other ways to save money while shopping.