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The team of Google is exploring the ‘back-forward cache’ feature on Chrome for desktops

Google Chrome is the most used web browser all around the world and one of the reasons for that is because of its quick search results that saves a lot of time. It was first released in 2008 for Microsoft Windows but was later made available for macOS, iOS and Android that also uses it as its default browser. Google Chrome is always coming up with ways and features to improve its web browser for its users and make the overall user experience much better. Windows Latest, which is a site that releases all the important updates related to Windows, recently reported that the new version of Google Chrome on Windows, Linux and macOS, now supports the ‘back forward cache’ feature that makes it easier for the users to go back and forth web pages. This feature first made its Google debut on Android in Chrome 87 and will soon become available on other desktop operating systems.

Now what is the back forward cache feature? Well when you pull up a page on your Google web browser, the previous page gets discarded from your computer’s memory. There may be a bunch of data or images on that page and when you press the back button, the browser has to load the page again. The back forward cache feature will make the loading of that page more quickly than ever before. When you click on a link on the page you are at, this feature will keep the current page just as it is in its memory, and when you press back the page comes back as it was making you continue with what you were doing. This feature improves the user experience by a huge margin. Navigating back and forth will become very fast once his feature comes live. According to the Google Chrome team, this feature will improve the performance of Google Chrome by 19 percent.

Addy Osmani, the Chrome engineering manager also wrote on a post on the Google Developers site that the team is working on exploring the new back forward cache for desktop. However, this back forward cache feature has already been in use in Mozilla Firefox since 2005. Safari has also had this feature in it since 2009, so it seems that Google Chrome is a bit far behind from this feature and this concept.

The feature is still in its early stages of testing but by the looks of it, it will soon roll out for users all around the globe soon.

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