Google will use probability distributions to reduce Chrome memory usage

Google is currently testing a new memory saver function that should allow Chrome desktop users to save up even more RAM. The “Probabilistic Memory Saver Mode” is a new feature that estimates which tabs to maintain or remove based on probability distributions.

In December 2022, Google initially unveiled the Chrome Memory Saver function. By releasing memory from inactive tabs, the mode improves the performance of tabs that are active while simultaneously reducing Chrome’s memory usage. The technology now in use is enhanced by the Probabilistic Memory Saver Mode. Based on observations about the tab’s state, it calculates the likelihood that users will return to them via Windows Report.

The memory management of the Chrome desktop browser will improve even further

In order to conserve system memory, the tool is made to retain Chrome tabs that have a high likelihood of being revisited and to remove tabs that have a low likelihood. Version 121 of Chrome Canary now includes this new probabilistic mode. There are four versions of Chrome available: Canary, which is the most experimental, Beta, Dev, and Stable.

Considering this, the Probabilistic Memory Saver Mode for the Stable Chrome browser has no set release date. Remember that Canary is an experimental version and that using it may result in data loss. If you would like to test out the new Probabilistic Memory Saver Mode, keep that in mind.

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