Chrome 90 will release a feature that analyzes whether web pages load quickly. Google already has an extension that does this analysis and will now turn it into a root. The functionality, called Performance HUD, will be made available in desktop and mobile browser versions.
The new feature that displays information that appears today in the Core Web Vitals extension, launched by Google in 2020. The tool shows, when opening a web page, how many seconds does the browser take to complete upload process. It also shows which points can be improved on the page.
With the change in Chrome 90, developers will be able to distribute the extension and use Performance HUD only. In addition to the Core Web Vitals metrics, it also shows smoothness stats i.e. whether the animation and other effects presented on the page load smoothly. The time it takes to load a website is one of the criteria Google considers to decide which pages will appear in the first positions of a search.
Chrome Canary has got a performance HUD
The new feature can now be tested on Chrome Canary, the trial version of Google’s browser. To do this, just go to chrome: // flags and search for “Show performance metrics in HUD”. Then, choose the option “Enabled” and restart the browser. This process will also be needed when Chrome 90 is released.
Because it is a test version, Performance HUD still needs some adjustments. One is the option to close the window, which doesn’t exist in Canary yet. Monday Addy Osmani, Google Engineer, who was involved in the feature rollout, the tool will be brought to the Chrome Developer Tools area where it will receive improvements.
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