The newly added feature of Google for the Chrome browser on Android platform aims to help users to surf internet without any connection
The Hush Post: The internet giant Google has introduced a new feature for its Chrome browser that will be available on Android platform to help people surf web without internet.
A report said that internet on mobile has now become more of a necessity, and the affordable 4G data rates have spiked the internet consumption in India to the maximum. But then, there are times when we are left without an active internet connection and Wi-Fi in the area. Now, due to Google’s new feature, you can overcome the feeling of being digitally handicapped at those times, the report said.
The newly added feature of Google for the Chrome browser on Android platform, aims to help users achieve what till now was not possible. Product Manager, Offline Chrome for Android, Amanda Boss, said in an official announcement that Chrome’s new ability to allow users to surf the web even without a constant internet connection, the report said.
“When you’re connected to free, unmetered Wi-Fi, Chrome will automatically download relevant articles, based on what content is most popular in your location,” Boss said in an official statement.
It can be a boon for those who are alienated in a new area or a foreign country and still be able to get some relevant content without an internet connection. The feature on Chrome will automatically download content, such as relevant articles based on what is popular in your location, when connected to the Wi-Fi so the user can read it in areas with patchy or no internet connection, the report said.
The feature works best for users who have signed in, where Chrome will cache relevant articles based on the browsing history to access them later offline. This can come in handy at times of traveling by air when there’s no active internet but the cached articles can let you catch up on some interesting articles, it was reported.
However, there is no clarity on what type of “relevant articles” Google will download automatically. It is possible Chrome will present articles that might not be what the user wants to read. The new feature is available in the latest version of Chrome, which can be downloaded from Play Store, if not already available on the Android smartphone, the report said.
In India, this feature could be proven extremely useful given the developing infrastructure. Other than India, Chrome users on Android platform can start using the new feature in 100 countries, including Indonesia, Nigeria, and Brazil.