New Memory Saver and Energy Saver modes that give users more control over memory usage and battery life have been added to the Google Chrome app for Mac today.
Memory Saver mode releases memory from tabs that aren’t being used right now, enhancing the performance of active tabs. According to Google, this mode is especially helpful when performing other system-demanding tasks like playing video games or editing videos. When necessary, inactive tabs are reloaded.
When the battery reaches 20%, Chrome’s Energy Saver mode automatically stops battery-draining activities. Background activity as well as visual effects for websites with animations and videos will be restricted.
With Chrome’s three-dot menu, Energy Saver and Memory Saver can be turned on or off, and Memory Saver-exempt websites can be added.
The newest version of the Chrome app for Mac (version 108) includes the new modes, which will be accessible to all users globally in the upcoming weeks.