Recently, Google updated Chrome to show the memory consumption data for each tab. This means, Chrome will let users know how much memory each tab or let’s say each website is currently using and they can use this to reduce the overall load from the system by closing them, in case they don’t need those tabs anymore.
However, for this to work, certain things need to be done. For instance, users need to enable Chrome’s Memory saver feature. In this guide, we will give you a step-by-step guide on how to enable the feature and also how they can check the memory usage of each website.
What you’ll need
Latest version of Google Chrome browser
Active internet connection
Steps to enable Memory saver in Chrome
- Open Google Chrome on your PC
- Head to Settings by clicking on the three dots at the top right corner
- Click on the Performance tab from the left bar
- Enable Memory Saver toggle
That’s it! The memory saver is now enabled on the Chrome browser. There’s one thing to keep in mind though. You have the option to keep some tabs always active and to do that, simply add the websites by clicking on the Add button placed below the toggle.
Steps to check memory usage by each tab
Once the feature is enabled, Google Chrome will now start showing the memory consumption by each website or open tabs. All you need to do is hover over the tab. You’ll see a new popup which will show the website title along with memory usage.