According to XDA-Developers, Google Chrome 64 will bring support for parallel download, meaning for large files, you should see accelerated download speeds.

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There are many meaningful improvements coming to Google Chrome among which is support for parallel download. Currently available and enabled by default in Chrome Dev, Chrome Canary, and nightly Chrominum build, the feature is expected to make its way to Chrome Beta and Stable in the near future. As XDA-Developers explains, the parallel download feature is activated when a download is active for longer than two seconds. It essentially creates three parallel jobs to speed up the download speed, and while most users who download relatively small files won’t see a substantial difference, those who download large files are likely to see a boost in download speeds.

Those who download large files are likely to see a boost in download speeds.

If you are using Chrome Beta and would like to have this feature activated, you can simply copy and paste this line into your address bar:

  • chrome://flags#chrome-parallel-download

Do you see any noticeable difference in download speed in Chrome? What other features would you like to see in the future? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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Previous updates

Oreo’s Smart Text Selection feature

December 7, 2017: With Chrome 63, Google added Android Oreo’s Smart Text Selection feature to the latest stable version of the company’s browser. Now, instead of copying information and pasting it somewhere else manually, this handy method will automatically identify what app needs to be opened.

Picture-in-picture support

June 26, 2017: Google has officially added picture-in-picture (PiP) support to Google Chrome on Android.

New offline features

May 9, 2017: In a Google blog post, product manager Tal Oppenheimer announced some new improvements coming to Chrome for Android’s offline features. You can now tap and hold on any link to download it with the “Download link” option — something that is also possible with article suggestions that appear when you open a new tab. What’s more, the dinosaur page you’ll find in Chrome if you try to access a page while you’re offline now includes a “Download Page Later,” button. Tapping this will mean the page is automatically downloaded when you reconnect to the internet.

Finally, Google has also altered the “new tab” page so that you’ll now see your offline articles, indicated by their “offline badge.” Your most recent downloads will also be shown there at the right-side of the page, too.

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