Google outs Instant Pages in Chrome browser
Google’s Instant Pages has been included in the latest stable version of its Chrome browser to help speed up load times.
Chrome now uses Google’s Instant Search results to initiate the page download before a user has finished the search, leading to faster browsing. The feature that was announced in beta back in June.
“With Instant Pages, Chrome begins preloading the first search result when we’re confident it’s what you’re looking for,” the company said. “When you click on that result your page loads instantly.”
Google showed off the technology by comparing it with traditional searches, with pages loading between three and seven seconds faster using the Instant Pages function.
The latest version of Chrome also includes a new print preview function for Windows and Linux machines that should mean smoother printing from the browser.
“Many people have been asking for print preview in Chrome for a long time, and we wanted to do it right, using our built-in PDF viewer and an easy ‘print to PDF’ option,” software engineer Timo Burkard said on the Chrome blog.