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Here’s how Google Chrome’s potential update may be a blessing for your laptop’s battery life

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Google has taken cognizance of the issue and will now roll out a new update which will help you increase the backup of your laptop battery for a good two hours. 

Everyone is stuck with their laptops all around the day in the times of COVID-19 induced lockdown and this is where, Google Chrome, which is one of the most popular browsers is switched on almost everywhere. While using Chrome, users have noticed that the battery drains out really fast. 

Google has taken cognizance of the issue and will now roll out a new update which will help you increase the backup of your laptop battery for a good two hours. 

As per WindowsClub, the company plans to save up to two hours of the user’s device’s battery life by limiting the JavaScript timer that keeps chugging on in the background tabs. The timer is used to track the actions of the users on a web page. 

Hence, if you have opened multiple taps at one time, the JavaScript timer will operate for each of the websites which will keep a tab on all the actions which include scrolling position, interaction with ads, amount of time given to the particular website, among other things. 

Now, with this new feature, Google will observe how much battery can be saved by limiting the timer interval i.e. changing the period for which the timer stays put.

The test results were obtained by TheWindowsClub, as per which the aforementioned test extended the battery life by half an hour or around 13 percent. The results did not turn out to be what was expected but then it is dependent upon how many tabs were opened at a particular time and a number of other issues. 

Each and every user’s screen time and usage will vary which is why if you want to try out this upcoming update, you have to visit chrome://flags to test this update on your device. 

Also, remember in order to run this update, you need to have Chrome 86. If you don’t want the same, wait for Google to roll this feature out officially for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and Chrome OS users. 

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