Most of the websites are full of images and scripts
which can be a huge bottleneck for performance. Google is aware
of the performance issues and the company is working on a new
feature called image lazy-loading to speed up the webpages
The latest Canary build of Google Chrome comes with the highly
anticipated lazy loading feature.
Enable image lazy-loading in Google Chrome
- Download and install Google Chrome Canary
- Open the flags menu and search
- Enable the flags and Chrome would start lazy loading the
- Restart the Chrome browser.
This would improve the user experience, make website load
faster and accessible for users without a fast connection.
That’s a big improvement for such a small change. It is however
worth noting that feature is not working properly at the
For those unfamiliar with the lazy load mechanism, it’s
a technique where the browser does not load the images
that are not in the viewport. Chrome will load the images only
when it gets near the border of the viewport.