We already know that Google Chrome has several hidden features such as games but they have now devised a tongue-in-cheek message for Android and iOS users using Incognito Mode who have opened the mode 100 times.
iOS users will be greeted by :), and 😀 on Android but if you pass 100 on Android devices you will be greeted by a winking face ;), whilst iOS users will still receive the smiley face.
The new feature is part of Google’s push-out of the new version of the Chrome app which is designed to make the world’s most popular browser less resource-intensive.
According to the official Chromium blog, Google will now throttle background tabs that use excessive power– activity that accounts for a third of Chrome’s power usage on computers.
Reducing the number of tabs that are running in the background should reduce the impact on your computer.
However, Google’s own in-built solution Chrome version 57 will not suspend tabs from playing audio or maintaining WebSockets or WebRTC connections alone in the same way that third-party solutions such as the Great Suspender can.
The new version of Chrome checks the tabs that are running in the background after 10 seconds and then decides whether they can be terminated.
According to the team behind Chrome 57, this new system should reduce the number of active background tabs by around 25%.
Google Chrome software engineer, Alexander Timin said: “Chrome will continue to take steps in this direction to prolong users’ battery life, while still enabling all the same experiences developers can build today.”
Chrome 57 is available to download now.