What is Google Web light ?
Google web light has come to android phones to support slow internet connection problems. It generates a new version of websites for users on slow connections. Now, you no need to worry or depend on fastest android web browser to make web pages to load faster.
Google web light enhances the internet speed upto 4 to 5 times faster, data is reduced to 70 to 90% which results in 50% more optimized page views.
How Google web light came to light ?
It is an initiative by Google to improve browsing experience of many users. It is also called as “streamlined lite version of mobile search”.
There are many developing and less developed countries like India and the people living in those countries are still struggling to use 3G internet connection i.e., they are still restricted to a 2G internet connection.
So, in order to help those people Google has an internal project designed and named it as a “Google web light”.
How Google Web Light actually works ?
Whenever user enters a query or keyword to find something on Google search on Android powered Chrome browser. If the browser detects the slow connection Google web light will automatically gets activated and transcode the web page to light version and will help web pages to load faster .
How to view a actual version of web page from lighter version of web page ?
Users can easily opt out or have an option to go from a lighter version of web page to a actual version of web page just by clicking on a link “View original” on top of the web page.
How to request Google not to transcode web pages ?
Even though this is not recommended sometimes we may have to do this. You can set the http header “Cache-Control:no-transform” in your page response to tell Google not to transcode the web page.
How to Test Google Web Light ?
If you want to test Google web light, just you need to go to http://googleweblight.com/?lite_url=yoururl and place your desired url in place of your url.
YouTube Video of Google Web light.
- Google Web Light, The New Bare Bones Version Of Websites For Users On Slow Connections.
- This is how Google Web Light makes websites look in slow connections.
- GoogleWebLight For Slow Internet – What It meant for Bloggers?
- Google Web Light Launched In India To Quadruple Browsing Speed
For any issue or feedback, you can mail directly to firstname.lastname@example.org