Google Chrome aims to increase page-loading speed with new interface

Google is currently working on a new cache for Chrome that will load web pages faster. However, the feature will only be applicable on the previously visited pages.

Chrome is known to cache files that make up its pages and when revisited, the pages shouldn’t again have to launch JavaScript, CSS, and images. Up until now, Chrome redid the same procedure whenever the users pressed the back button on their browser.
"This is definitely not a trivial endeavor", explained Addy Osmani, Google Chrome Engineering Manager. Adding further, "but if it succeeds it will make navigating back and forth very fast.".
With the new cache titled as the bfcache (backward/forward cache), the browser will store the entire application of the page visited by the users including the scripts, images, and scroll position. When the user presses the back button, the Chrome will take them back to where they left off instead of reloading the page from the start.

Since many years, both – Safari and Firefox, had used the same method. Seems like Google is also trying to catch up and make users experience better by offering its own set of cache.


According to Google, recently visited pages makes up for 10% of pages on the desktop and 19% on mobile. With the Bfcache, the previously visited pages will load faster and appear to the users like they had been paused.

The new cache will also bring in some improvement in battery life of the device users have been using but will it increase the memory usage problem that the users have been facing for years. Let’s wait and find out!

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