The gains werenâ€™t quite as dramatic when playing a YouTube video, but the more intensive test still added about 36 minutes of runtime.
This is only available as a flag in early Chrome 86 builds, TWC said, although it would be available for all desktop and mobile versions. Thereâ€™s no guarantee that itâ€™ll be ready by the time the new version of Chrome is ready for mass adoption, and thereâ€™s a chance it could be scrapped. If it does ship, though, it could address a common complaint among laptop users. Companies like Apple and Microsoft have regularly touted battery life advantages over Chrome. They could still claim the lead (Googleâ€™s own tests still show Safari ahead), but the gap might be small enough that your browser choice would be dictated more by preference than necessity.