Chrome for Android Gains Long-time Beta Features “Add to Homescreen” and Bandwidth Management

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Chrome for Android (the stable version) is receiving an update over the coming days that finally includes the “Add to homescreen” option that the beta build of Chrome has had for some time. For those not familiar, “Add to homescreen” allows you to create shortcuts to your favorite web pages that show up almost like apps on your home screens. If the developer behind the website has coded it properly, you may even see the shortcut appear in the app switcher  and give you a full-screen experience when loaded. 

The Chrome also announced that Bandwidth Management will be included in the latest stable build, though we thought it had been there for some time. If not and we’re somehow imagining things, you can access Bandwidth Management by entering Settings>Bandwidth Management>Reduce data usage and toggling it to “on.” With this setting enabled, Google claims you could see reduced data consumption by up to 50%.

The update should be available over the coming days as usual.

Via:  Chrome Blog



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