Speed up Chrome for Android with 4 simple tricks

By practicing a series of small actions you can make the Chrome for Android version even more practical and efficient. Here's how to do it

Chrome, the famous Google browser, is undoubtedly one of the main "windows" used by users to browse the Internet via computer. On mobile devices, Chrome is also widely used, especially if you take into account smartphones and tablets running Android.

The browser is very fast and also secure. Moreover, Google, with the frequent updates it releases, improves more and more the performance of its browser.Yet, by putting into practice a number of small tricks you can make the Chrome for Android version even more practical and efficient. And believe us, you don't need to be an expert. With a few tricks you can carry out searches more accurately, or speed up the copy and paste of a link. And that's not all. There are some hidden functions that also allow you to improve the reading of the text of web pages that, as you know, sometimes is really difficult on smartphones.

First trick: automatic suggestions

One of the problems that slows us down more than any other when we are making a search on Chrome for Android is that of copying and pasting a link. The practice involves copying the hyperlink - from an email, WhatsApp message or Facebook post  -  and then pasting it into the app's address bar. The beta version of Chrome - available on the Google Play Store - includes a very smart feature that allows you to open the copied link directly, without necessarily pasting it into the browser.

To activate it is very simple. First thing: open the application and type the following command: chrome://flags and press enter. Now, click on the three-dot icon that you'll find in the upper right corner and from the dropdown menu on "Find on page". You will now see a window (located above the address bar) in which you have to type "Omnibox URL clipboard suggestions". Once you've found the feature, all you have to do is enable it. And Voila, the feature is ready to be used. From now on, all you have to do is copy the link and Chrome will automatically search for it.

Second trick: reading mode

As mentioned before, it is not always easy to read the text of a web page, especially when there are long articles written in small fonts. Don't worry, if you have a little bit of fun, you can activate a feature - also available in the current version of Chrome - with which you can improve your reading. To enable "Reader Mode", as the feature is called, you have to proceed as in the previous example, i.e. first type chrome://flags in the Chrome address bar and then search for "Reader Mode" from "Find in Page". Once activated, in the presence of certain articles, the browser will show at the bottom the feature to be used to make the text more readable.

Third trick: zoom

Did it occur to you that you are not able to use the zoom on some sites and therefore cannot enlarge a particular section of the page? You probably have. To always use zoom on any website, simply enable "Forced Zoom Activation". How to do it? From the settings just go to "Accessibility" and "check off" the feature.

Fourth trick: data saver

Google Chrome, already very fast in loading pages, has a feature that allows you to make opening a website even faster. By enabling "Data Saver" the browser compresses the pages, decreasing the loading time and also the data traffic consumed. To enable the feature, simply go to settings and search for "Data Saver".