Most of us have experienced the feeling of complete impotence that is running out of data, or having a poor broadband coverage, yet desperately wanting to surf our favorite webs. Those epic loading times just so we can read that Buzzfeed are just plain excruciating.
We just shouldn't be going through this agony in this day and age. In 2015, with high-tech innovations like drones, driver-less vehicles, and being able to see through walls, it seems rather lame that we should have to be worrying about our data running out, or websites loading slowly. Isn't this the age of instant and immediate information?
As usual, Google is coming to the rescue by improving Chrome's data economizer. New features have been added that should help us save up to 70% on our data plan. But how exactly? Easy: simply by switching to a slower connection, which will prevent images from loading, and thus make pages load quicker.
Don't worry, that doesn't mean you won't get to see Buzzfeed's GIFs any more. It simply means you'll need to tap on the image in order for it to show. And if you want to activate this option you just need to access Settings, Advanced Options and turn the economizer on.
Don't get your hopes up just yet, though: this new feature is only available in India and Indonesia right now, and we might need to wait a few months to be able to enjoy it.
So meanwhile, let's just suffer in true #firstworldproblem fashion.