Google is hoping to lure mobile users to its Chrome browser by rolling out a new feature that reduces the amount of data they waste when they surf the Web.
The Silicon Valley-based tech giant announced Wednesday that it is rolling out an update to the Apple iOS and Android versions of Chrome that will come with a data-compression feature. When turned on, users will be able to reduce their data by as much as 50%, Google said.
After downloading the app update, users can turn the feature on by going into the app's settings, which are accessed by tapping on the three-line icon on the top left of the screen and scrolling down. Once there, users go to "Bandwidth management," where they can turn the toggle on for "Reduce data usage."
Besides reducing their data usage, Google said the app also allows users to track how much data they are using with the Chrome app.
The new feature should come handy for mobile users with data caps. Google said the app update will roll out over the next few days.
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