Google has stated that the “Chrome Lite Mode” functionality that has been accessible on Android for years would be discontinued in the future Chrome 100 update. According to 9To5Google, “Lite Mode” in Chrome for Android is a renamed version of “Data Saver,” which first appeared on the platform several years ago as a utility for users with sluggish or limited data connections. It’s a helpful function, but it’s become less important in recent years, according to the analysis. Google confirmed this week in a help page post that Chrome’s “Lite Mode” will be removed with the v100 version, which is set to be published on March 29. Lite mode, a Chrome feature for Android that we introduced back in 2014 as Chrome Data Saver to help customers use less mobile data on their phones and load web pages faster, will be turned off on March 29th, 2022, with the release of Chrome M100 to the stable channel, according to Google. The reason for the feature’s demise, according to Google, is a “reduction in cost” for cellular data plans, as well as other data-usage optimizations made by Chrome.
“We’ve witnessed a reduction in the cost of mobile data in many places in recent years, and we’ve deployed many enhancements to Chrome to further reduce data usage and speed web page loading.”Google Chrome