Google Chrome 87 brings many new features and major performance improvements

Google Chrome has launched Google Chrome 87, and this update should be the version with the most features and improvements in the recent stable version of Google Chrome.

Among them, the key performance improvements are mainly to reduce hardware resource consumption and increase battery life, while also greatly improving browser startup speed and page loading speed.

In terms of functions, the tab group function tested some time ago has now been improved and launched, such as support for tag group fixation, grouping, and tab search.

In addition, Google Chrome also brings an Omnibox function, which actually uses Google browser options as specific keywords for the user’s address bar to execute directly.

The focus of the performance of this update is the utilization rate of hardware resources, the startup speed of the browser, and the page loading speed. These aspects have been significantly improved.

Google Chrome said that the team currently pays more attention to active tabs rather than all content, and the use of similar freezing technology can reduce CPU usage by about 5 times.

At the same time, after Google conducted internal benchmark tests, it was found that when the processor occupancy is reduced by five times, the battery life of the laptop can also be increased by 1.25 hours.

The new version has also been optimized in terms of startup speed and page loading speed. The startup speed can be increased by about 25%, and the page loading speed is 7% faster than before.

The back button caching function of the Android version of Google Chrome is now officially launched, which means that clicking the back button can immediately return to the previous page without reloading.

The tab group function has been launched before, but there are not many supported functions. In the latest stable version, Google brings a variety of new functions and improvements to the tab group function.

For example, now you can fix the tab group at a certain position, group different tabs, and search for pages with specific content in the tabs.

You can also send tabs to other devices, and the key improvement this time brings is the search function, which is convenient for users to quickly find content in too many tabs.

After the search function is updated, a drop-down button will appear in the upper right corner. If the user needs to search, click this drop-down button to enter the content to search.