Now that mobile data is relatively cheap, very few people use the data saver apps that were so popular in the 2010s. Because of this, on March 29th, Google is ending Chrome’s Lite mode, previously known as Data Saver mode.
The message comes from a Google support post of all things. In it, a Chrome support manager explains that Chrome Lite mode will die on March 29 with the mobile version of Chrome version 100.
In recent years we’ve seen mobile data costs drop in many countries, and we’ve delivered many improvements to Chrome to further minimize data usage and improve web page loading. Although Lite mode is being retired, we’re still committed to helping Chrome load web pages quickly on mobile devices.
As noted by Craig (the support manager), Chrome uses data-saving features even without Lite mode. Google will continue to minimize data usage in the app without impacting users’ browsing experience.
The news of Chrome Lite Mode’s death might come as a disappointment to some people, which is understandable. But Google still offers Lite versions of its apps. These lite apps are designed for the low-power Android Go operating system, which happens to be popular in regions where mobile data is more expensive.
Remember that Lite mode is a server-side feature. Once discontinued, it will not work with any version of the Chrome Android app.
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