The Google app is currently rolling out a Lite Mode

If you're someone from a country cataloged as an emerging market and you don't benefit from 4G connectivity wherever you go, or if you have a strict data cap, then I've got some good news for you. The Android version of Google app is currently being updated with a new Lite Mode. As you can guess from its name, this new feature will help people consume less cellular data when using the application. The update is rolling out as we speak, so you should have it in a short while.

Google has recently introduced a similar feature to its News & Weather app, so this was the next logical step. As I previously stated, a Lite Mode is really helpful because it can give you the results that you need without consuming as much data and since the pages won't have to load so many elements, you will be able to navigate quicker even on slow connections. This new mode can be set to enable and disable itself automatically, but you can also choose to manually turn it on and off.

In case you're curious how this new feature works, it's actually a trade-off: the app will only download from the Internet the core part of the pages that you're visiting, so you won't see all the images and text available. If you like this idea, you should also know that Google will most likely keep adding a Lite Mode to more of its apps in the near future.

If you generally use Google's products and services, you may also want to read: "Google to fix Chrome's excessive RAM usage" or "Google may soon create a separate mobile search index".

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