Google Chrome rolls out Memory and Energy Saver modes: Here’s how you can use it

Google Chrome rolls out Memory and Energy Saver modes: Here’s how you can use it
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  • The Memory Saver frees up memory from inactive tabs
  • Energy Saver mode unloads inactive tabs from memory.
  • Below, find out steps to enable Google Chrome energy and memory saver modes.
Although Google Chrome is the most popular internet browser, users have frequently criticized it for using up too many system resources. However, in recent years, the developers of Chrome have attempted to address the issue by optimizing the amount of CPU and RAM that it consumes.

Now, Google has introduced a new energy and memory-saving mode for Chrome on Windows, Mac, ChromeOS, and Linux. This new feature is designed to decrease the amount of power used and lower the demand for system resources.

Google Chrome energy and memory saver

The new ‘Performance’ tab on Chrome's settings page contains the Memory Saver feature, which unloads inactive tabs from memory, automatically reloading them when the user returns to the tab. Users can also whitelist certain websites to prevent them from being affected by Memory Saver, a useful feature for websites with real-time updates.

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Additionally, the ‘Energy Saver’ feature can be found on the same page. When enabled, Chrome limits its background activity, disables certain animations and video frame rates, and turns off the smooth scrolling feature to save battery life. Users can choose to turn on the Energy Saver feature as soon as their computer is unplugged or when the battery drops below 20%.

The new feature is available in the latest Chrome version (v110), but Google is still rolling it out to some users, so it may not appear in the Chrome settings for all users immediately.

How to enable Energy Saver mode on Google Chrome


In order to turn on Energy Saver mode simply follow the given instructions-
  • Tap on the three-dot menu in the top-right corner of Chrome.
  • Now tap on settings and open the Preference tab from the left side.
  • From there, you can choose to have the feature activated at any time on your computer.

How to use Chrome’s Memory Saver mode

To turn on Memory Saver mode follow the given steps-
  • Tap on the three-dot menu which is available in the top right corner.
  • Then select Setting and open the Performance tab from the left side.
  • Now, you will see the Memory Saver option and you can toggle it to turn it on.
Also, you can add specific sites that you want to run on Memory Saver mode, just by clicking on Add tab.

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