Google Chrome 64 Adds Parallel Downloads Feature for Accelerated Downloading

Google Chrome pushed a new software update across all platforms including desktop and mobile rolling out a stable Chrome 63 version. The company has already pushed Chrome 64 into the beta channel which adds HDR video playback and a custom download folder. Another interesting feature rolling out to Chrome 64 is Parallel Downloads.

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The new Parallel Download feature enables accelerated downloading which allows for faster downloads. The Chrome will create three parallel jobs to handle the download. The parallel download feature is automatically activated for all downloads which take longer than 2 seconds.

The feature will be enabled for 100% of users running Chrome version 64 and above. Users running one of the Chrome browser channels such as Chrome Canary, Chrome Dev or the nightly Chrome build will have this feature enabled by default. The feature will rollout for Chrome Beta and Chrome Stable afterwards.

In case you would like to try the feature on Chrome Beta, you can enable the parallel downloads by copying and pasting the code below into your address bar:

chrome://flags#chrome-parallel-download

Alternatively, you can also type “chrome://flags” in the address bar and search for “parallel-download” feature. Tick the checkbox, and you have the feature enabled.

Caution: Don’t try to mess with other settings in the Flags menu as this can cause your browser to malfunction.

The feature is nothing but multiple downloads that take place across multiple domains hosted by a single host. Earlier desktop browsers usually limited the number of concurrent connections to a host to just 6. So, theoretically, with Parallel Downloads, there will be an increase in your download speeds. However, only people who download large files from the internet will see a noticeable difference in the speed while it may not make difference to small sized downloads.

A stable Chrome 64 will be available for your Android, iOS and desktop devices in near future but if interested you can check the feature right now and let us know if you get high-speed downloads.

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10 Comments on "Google Chrome 64 Adds Parallel Downloads Feature for Accelerated Downloading"

 

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AkashR, WB
December 12, 2017 5:52 pm 5:52 PM

I use ADM to download files. & Its pretty good

geek
December 11, 2017 11:07 pm 11:07 PM

cool

Kaushik
December 11, 2017 9:04 pm 9:04 PM

Finally, Chrome’s downloaded can work as good as its competitors like Yandex, Maxthon or Opera. Good move. Though I don’t use Chrome due to google snoop service.

Incog
December 12, 2017 10:47 am 10:47 AM

Than why don’t you put all your password here and let us see what exactly you do on internet or if you’re newbie who just started using internet because of Jio then it doesn’t matter anyway.

geek
December 12, 2017 11:42 am 11:42 AM

Incog, 😀 😀

wrecktangle
December 12, 2017 12:08 am 12:08 AM

then i guess you won’t be using google search, gmail, google maps, microsoft windows(or mac os), microsoft office, online storage services, whatsapp, facebook…etc coz they all snoop and on top of that you must have never done online monetary transactions at all coz Snoop. sadly nothing in this world is snoop free at least for consumers. ‘data’ is the ‘oil and natural gas’ business of 21st century so get over it.

Kaushik
December 12, 2017 10:32 am 10:32 AM
Well it depends. I agree all of these apps snoop to some extent. The country of development/origin of the software has laws that determine how much info the government can collect, and of course the EULA shows what the software itself collects. With Google I am not that much confident especially given Chrome. Because of US surveillance laws, Chrome does a lot of insidious things, some of which have been duly caught. Gmail/Maps being a web app, can only work within limitations of a browser i.e. they cannot for e.g. start audio recording using your microphone without your browser notifying… Read more »
Incog
December 12, 2017 1:24 pm 1:24 PM

Opera is owned by a Chinese entity now and world knows the pathetic state of privacy THEIR and stay away from google and its other products and look for alternative FOSS.

Incog
December 12, 2017 7:37 am 7:37 AM

No i don’t use any of the mentioned service except whatsapp which is end to end encrypted.

sanju
December 12, 2017 6:52 pm 6:52 PM

which apps do you use for email, maps, taxi ride and online money/shopping.

can be help to some users.

do you use Android or ios?

user should care about privacy. i know being online doesn’t help this but should know things atleast.

thnx.

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