It’s no secret that Google Chrome is the fastest and debatably the most effective browser on the market. And this is not only the case for desktops, but also mobile devices. Chrome on Android is one of the best OS-browser combos out there. And, if you’re anything like us, then you most likely want to push your user experience to the fullest every day, and achieve the fastest browsing possible. This is why we’ve prepared this list of secret tips and tricks that will help you do just that!
Load pages faster with Brotli
In order to enable your browser’s Brotli function, open a new tab and enter the URL chrome: // flags / #enable-brotli (no spaces). By enabling this function, the page loading speed will be improved because sites will be unzipped faster. Pretty cool, huh?
Add shortcuts on your home screen
All of us have those websites they visit frequently, and your desktop version of Chrome keeps track of that automatically. If you want to add a website you visit all the time to your home screen on your smartphone’s version of the browser, simply click the three dot menu and select ‘Add to home screen’.
Chrome’s incognito mode is a great option if you don’t want your search history to be recorded. This comes in handy if you don’t have time to delete your history constantly. In order to access the mode on Android, touch the three-point menu and then click on ‘Navigate without a trace’. The menu option speaks for itself.
Use less mobile data
Sometimes you need to access something on the Web quickly, but there’s not Wi-Fi around. Navigating the Internet on your mobile data connection can drain quite a bit of megabytes from your stash. However, in Google Chrome, you reduce data usage by compressing. Go to Menu > Settings > Data Saver to enable the option and that’s it. Now you can browse away and keep your data usage to a minimum.
Facebook notifications for Chrome
Using Facebook on your browser is a great option if your phone doesn’t support the latest version of the app, or if you simply want to avoid installing it for various reasons. And, thanks to Chrome, you can even receive notifications for it. You can toggle this option by going to Profile settings > Notifications on your Facebook page.