Google has announced that, with its upcoming Chrome 100 release, the company will discontinue the “Chrome Lite Mode” feature that has been available on Android for years.

“Lite Mode” in Chrome for Android is a rebranded version of “Data Saver,” which debuted on the platform several years ago as a tool for those with slow or limited data connections. It’s certainly a useful feature, but one that has become less necessary in recent years.

In a help page post, Google this week confirmed that “Lite Mode” in Chrome will be going away with the v100 update which is scheduled to be released on March 29. Google explains that the reason for sunsetting the feature is the “decrease in cost” for cellular data plans, as well as other improvements Chrome has made to data usage.

On March 29th, 2022, with the release of Chrome M100 to the stable channel, we’ll turn off Lite mode, a Chrome feature for Android that we introduced back in 2014 as Chrome Data Saver to help people use less mobile data on their phones and load web pages faster.

In recent years we’ve seen a decrease in cost for mobile data in many countries, and we’ve shipped many improvements to Chrome to further minimize data usage and improve web page loading. Although Lite mode is going away, we remain committed to ensuring Chrome can deliver a fast webpage loading experience on mobile.

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