How to turn on Data Compression in Chrome Beta for Android




Here is a short tip on how and where to turn on data compression in the Chrome web browser beta for Android. It saves data, good for your mobile plan, and it makes surfing faster.

For an average web page, over 60% of the transferred bytes are images. The proxy optimizes and transcodes all images to the WebP format, which requires fewer bytes than other popular formats, such as JPEG and PNG. The proxy also performs intelligent compression and minification of HTML, JavaScript and CSS resources, which removes unnecessary whitespace, comments, and other metadata which are not essential to render the page. These optimizations, combined with mandatory gzip compression for all resources, can result in substantial bandwidth savings.