New Update Chrome will soon tell you how much RAM each tab saves

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Google is working on improving its browser's efficiency and adding a new performance page to help users manage how much RAM Chrome consumes and how it impacts the battery life. Similar features exist in Microsoft Edge, and they are now on their way to Google Chrome. Unlike Microsoft Edge, which only shows an abstract resource savings value, Chrome will be able to tell you exactly how much RAM each "sleeping" tab reallocates for more important tasks.

As spotted by u/Leopeva64-2, Chrome's "Memory Saver" feature will get a dedicated button in the Omnibar. Clicking that button will reveal a small window with actual memory savings and a link to performance settings. This will make it easier to detect "heavy" tabs and see how efficient the built-in memory saver is.

Chrome Memory Saver showing how much RAM a tab reallocates
 

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Google is rolling out a new performance feature in its Chrome web browser that is called Memory Saver. The feature is designed to reduce the browser's memory usage by freeing up memory from tabs that are not active.

Memory Saver is rolled out to all Chrome Stable devices over the course of weeks. There is a way, however, to enable it immediately in the browser to start using it right away.

The best option to find out if Memory Saver is already available in Chrome is to load the main Settings page of the browser. Just type or paste chrome://settings/ into the browser's address bar and hit the Enter-key to load the Settings. Check if a Performance section is listed in the sidebar on the left.

If it is, Memory Saver is already available. If it is not, load chrome://flags/#high-efficiency-mode-available in the browser's address bar and set the preference to Enabled. A restart is required and the Performance section should now be visible in Settings.

There, Chrome users find two options. The first toggles Memory Saver in Chrome. Set it to on, so that it shines in blue, and Chrome will free up memory from tabs that were not used for a specific period of time. The tabs remain open and activating them restores them to full power in the browser. Ideally, this should not take longer than a regular tab switch in the browser. In reality, users may see a slight delay when they load a memory saver tab. Google notes that the feature is designed to keep active tabs, especially video and gaming tabs, run smoothly in the browser.

The second option available gives users the option to add a website to the exclusion list. Add sites there that you want active all the time. Some functionality, including notifications, may not work properly if the site is in memory saver mode.

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Here is how to enable Memory saver and Energy saver. Make sure you are using chrome 108+:
enable these 2 flags and restart chrome:

chrome://flags/#high-efficiency-mode-available
chrome://flags/#battery-saver-mode-available

Then, go to Settings -> Performance -> now, you can see Mem. saver and energy saver
I changed energy saver option to "Turn on when my computer is unplugged"

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Google is rolling out Memory Saver and Energy Saver modes in Chrome 110 for the desktop. Memory Saver is designed to limit the Chrome web browser's memory usage by unloading inactive tabs. Energy Saver on the other hand is designed to reduce the browser's power use by conserving power.

Google rolled out Memory Saver to a small subset of Chrome users back in December 2022. Now, it appears that the company has opened the floodgates to launch the feature for the majority of Chrome Stable users on desktop devices.
 

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