In spite of being among the most efficient internet browser for multiple platforms, Google Chrome often consumes a lot of data while browsing. This is not an issue for those, who have data connection with unlimited bandwidth. If you have limited data or if you use a mobile to browse, you may end up having to pay extra for over usage. Data Saver from Google is a browser extension for Chrome, that can help you on bandwidth costs.
You can now save a minimum 20% of bandwidth, while browsing in Google Chrome with data Saver installed. Google has officially unveiled a Chrome extension, which is known as Data Saver (Beta). As the name describes, this is still in beta version.
Just install the extension and forget about it. It turns on immediately right after installation. You will get an additional icon in your extension area – next to the URL bar. You can click on this icon/button to look at the data commutation.
Save Bandwith in Chrome
When this extension is enabled, Chrome will use Google servers to compress pages you visit before downloading them. SSL and incognito pages will not be included.
In case you want to turn it off for some reason, simply click on the link that says Turn Off Data Saver.
This extension is surprisingly small in size but it performs really great. Nevertheless, you must have Google Chrome 41 or later version to install this extension. It will eventually compress the page prior to getting on your screen.
Data Saver Chrome extension makes use of the same feature which Chrome for Android uses. This particular extension uses Google Data Compression Proxy Service, which helps users get an improved and smoother experience as well as they can reduce the bandwidth utilization by minimum 20%.
How does Google Data Compression Proxy Service work
The workflow design is very simple to understand. Whenever, anyone make a search for something on the internet using Chrome, after installing the Data Saver extension, Google Chrome makes the search and sends the data to the Google server. Following that, the user gets the data from the Google server.
Google Data Compression Proxy Service works only on HTTP sites. It does not work on secure connection aka HTTPS sites and in incognito mode.
Is Google spying on you using Data Compression Proxy Service
Partially, the answer will be YES because all the data is going to Google’s server after which, it will be transferred to his/her Windows PC. Your query will thus be stored in Google’s data center – even though you are not logged in with your Google account.
Does Google Data Compression Proxy Service work on various transaction websites
Almost 99% websites, from where a transaction can be done, use HTTPS and this particular proxy service doesn’t work on HTTPS websites. That means, you are safe while making any transaction or using your bank account.
This simple tiny extension can assist you to save bandwidth a lot. If you decide to try it install it from here and let us know if it made any difference.