New Chrome feature to drastically reduce battery usage.
With the coming of this particular feature, Google aims to improve battery life for users on both Blink platforms (desktop and mobile) including Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android, and Android WebView.
The feature is planned to roll out and can be empowered automatically to users of their Stable branch with the release of Google Chrome 86, with enterprise users to have access to an enterprise policy built to force-enable or even force-disable this intervention as the feature rolls out into Canary along with Beta users.
Browser vendors are shipping implementations, together with Safari aligning timers on 40-seconds periods instead of Google’s proposed period.
“If experiments reveal that battery benefits are somewhat similar with 40-seconds and 1-minute periods, we can converge about the exact intervals as Safari,” Google claims.