Google Chrome Update: You Will Soon Be Warned Of Data-Heavy Websites

Google has continually strive to sweeten the users’ experience on its Chrome browser by always bringing on new features. The company is currently planning on releasing two good features, known as Heavy Page Capping and Download Home, that will assist users in controlling their data spend, as well as manage their downloaded files better than now.

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So, What Are The New Features?

First of all, it can be frustrating when a website fail to load or get stuck in the process due to a slow Internet connection. This is not good and Google is now testing the Heavy Page Capping feature, a solution for this hiccup in the Chrome Canary build on Android, Chrome OS, Mac, Linux and Windows.

Heavy Page Capping

This feature, first covered by Chrome Story, will warn you when you try and load a heavy website that requires more than 1MB. It would display a notification at the top saying that a website you’re trying to load is too heavy and then provide you with options to stop the loading.

This feature is enabled by default in the Canary build, but you have two other options to choose from – Enabled and Enabled (Low) in Chrome flags. The former only alerts you of high-data use, whereas the latter caps the data usage at a 1MB threshold. It just sounds like a great new feature, which is currently half-baked.

Download Home

Google is also working to improve the download feature in the Chrome browser. In accordance with the latest activity in the Chromium Gerrit, Google Chrome on Android is looking to offer the users the ability to rename files and choose the destination folder.

Spotted by the folks over at XDA Developers, this feature is available in Chrome Canary (build #69.0.3493.0) on Android and we tried out the same while downloading an APK. Your browser automatically downloads and saves all files in the “Downloads” folder by default.

When you start to download something on Chrome Canary, you’ll now see a pop-up with the option to rename the file (as I did) and choose the location where you want to save a file. Well, the latter only showed me the download folder, so there was surely something wrong with it. This will, however, be a great feature to have to help you out in managing your downloaded files.

Both of these features are currently being tested with the developer, with no mention on when it’ll reach all users via the stable build. Until then, you can certainly install Chrome Canary to try out these new features.

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