Soon Google Chrome will label a webpage as “fast” if it loads quickly on mobile devices
The Chrome team recently reported that Google is working on a new Web Vital metric in the beta of Chrome 85. This metric will tell the user if a page is loading quickly or if it will take a long time to load. This will be done by a ‘Fast Page’ label assigned to the site that the user wishes to visit.
Labeling is done on the basis of the information provided by this new metric. It will give URLs from the same website that were previously visited and that have met or exceeded all metric thresholds for the Essential elements of the web. Pages or links that have received this label should be fast for most users before. Chrome can also gauge past load speed and show new or unpopular links on a host-to-host basis.
This label will appear in the context menu when the user long presses any link on the beta version of Chrome 85 for Android.
Web Vitals provides metrics for websites. Google launched this system to provide unified guidance on the tools it has launched over all these years. Many developers have no problem using these tools to measure and report the performance of their websites. But many users find these tools and measures all difficult. Thus, this Web Vital initiative makes things easier for these developers so that they can easily focus on the most important metrics for their sites, the Core Web Vitals.
Now, these Web Essentials are a subset of the Web Essentials, and they apply to all web pages, can be measured by all site owners, and are featured in all Google tools. Each Vital Web Core reflects the real world experience of a user-centric critical result, is measurable, and shows a different angle to the user experience.
The quick page label is available as a test flag and can be activated manually by going to chrome: // flags, then opting for “Context menu performance information and remote clue retrieval”. It’s unclear when it will be fully rolled out for beta users.
This tag will help users avoid slow login links or even spot fast ones from the search results they get. Google also plans to experiment with labeling in other parts of the Chrome UI in the future.
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