Google Chrome for Desktops is going to be a big speed boost, and quickly – it will also benefit desktop Linux users.

As the eagle eyed eagles saw Windows latest, The browser’s development plan is to add something called “back-forward cache” to the browser’s desktop build. You may have already heard about the feature as it was enabled on Android last year.

Back-forward cache provides instant page loading when navigating backward or forward. Dev intends to experimentally feature on all of Chrome’s desktop platforms, i.e. Windows, MacOS and Linux, in the upcoming Google Chrome 92 release.

“Back-forward cache is a browser feature that improves the user experience by keeping the page alive after the user has moved away from it and its ability to create session history navigation (browser back / forward buttons, history.back (), etc.) Reuse. Navigation instant. Pages in the cache have frozen and are not running any JavaScript. “ Google developers explain.

This feature will not be enabled by default for all users, instead it will be triggered through a gradual roll out process.

Users who want to ‘opt-in’ and experiment, can do so by enabling it using chrome://flags/#back-forward-cache Options in the latest Chrome Dev Build. Several options are available here, including experimental support for caching on all pages or on only one site.

Overall, this seems like a useful feature that will speed up (and potentially exceed) inter-site page navigation. I do a little forward / backward through the sites. Although I cannot say that I have ever seen any great lethargy in doing so, clearly one or that feature will not be on the priority list.

From changes that speed up browsing, to changes that speed up sharing: Google’s Chrome Team One. Is working on Better ‘Share Hub’ To make it easier to send web pages to other people and other devices.