Google Chrome is ubiquitous, installed on almost all Android devices as the stock browser. Most users keep it synced across various devices because of how reliant they are on the application in desktop as well on their mobiles. So the fact that the user experience on the Android devices was consistently sub-par did not sit well with the search giant.
The company has developed and implemented a new feature into the Chrome mobile application called, scroll anchoring. The feature to be issued via an update locks the content which you are accessing on the screen while the rest of the web-page continues to load in the background. This does not mean that all instances of jerky load-ins will be eliminated and Google claims that with the current implementation of the feature, it has managed to prevent an average of three “jumps” per pageview. You can see the feature in action in the video below,
The feature is especially handy for people who do not have access to high-speed internet or are depending on mobile data for browsing purposes. It eliminates the constant requirement to re-orient oneself as the various page elements load in. This in turn makes the user experience a whole lot more enjoyable.
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