Google will enable default back-forward cache support for Windows, Linux, and macOS with Google Chrome 92 and will therefore be faster in some situations. That is what they have discovered from Windows Latest in a document from Mountain View.
This type of cache was enabled last year in Google Chrome for Android and, broadly speaking, what it allows is an instant loading of the webs we reach using the back-forward buttons of the browser. Similar bfcache techniques, with similar results, are applied in browsers such as Edge, Firefox or Safari.
A Chrome with memory
The usual operation in the Google browser on the desktop is to forget about the pages you are visiting. If you are reading this article and then follow a link, arriving at another page, it will be practically wiped from memory. If you go back, Chrome will reload this article. The same will happen if you then go ahead and return to the page that you opened after this: it will have to be loaded again.
With the back-forward cache what Google Chrome will do is keep the information on the web that you have left behind or ahead so that they appear instantly if you use the buttons to advance or go back in navigation. The idea is that the response is faster and, therefore, the user experience more satisfactory.
The deployment of this feature will occur with Google Chrome 92, although not in a generalized way. It will be deployed gradually and experimentally to test how it works, without being clear when it will be enabled for everyone by default. In any case, according to Windows Latest, interested users can manually activate the back forward cache from the Chrome flags menu.
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