Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Chrome is about to get a lot faster with new compression algorithm


The speed of your Chrome browser is about to go up. That's thanks to Google rolling out a new data-compression algorithm, which will speed up your web browsing by reducing file sizes.

Google employee Ilya Grigorik announced on Google+ that the Brotli compression algorithm will be coming soon to Chrome. Brotli is currently in beta, and advanced Chrome users can enable it now through the chrome://flags menu.

Following Google's previous data-compression algorithm, Zopfli, Brotli is named after Swiss baked goods, meaning "small bread."

The open-source algorithm was first announced in September last year, and Google software engineer Zoltán Szabadka wrote that the team wants to see Brotli used across more than just Chrome. Read more...

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