If you often find yourself worrying about the size of your cellphone’s data plan, Google Chrome’s new data compression feature for its mobile browser might be able to help.
Google today announced a new update that will be hitting Chrome for iOS sometime within the next couple days. The update will bring two major features to the app: data compression and built-in Google Translate support.
The data compression feature will reportedly help reduce your browser’s data usage by up to 50%, a welcome improvement for those with small data limits. Users will also be able to view graphs that show just how much data they’ve saved by having the feature enabled.
To start saving data and turn on an even more secure browsing experience, visit “Settings” > “Bandwidth management” > “Reduce data usage.” Then simply turn the toggle to “On.” From this menu, you’ll also be able to track how much bandwidth you save each month as you browse on Chrome.
Also included in the update is Google Translate integration. Now, when Google Chrome senses that a page is in a foreign language, it will ask you whether you want the full page to be translated, just like it does on your desktop browser.
Expect to see the new update hit the App Store sometime in the next day or two.