Today Google Chrome officially pushed out a new update that brings with it an updated icon for macOS Big Sur, that follows the rest of the design language of this year’s update.
Alongside the new icon, this update is also Google Chrome’s last update of the year. As explained in a blog post, the update includes a heavy focus on under-the-hood improvements and promises of improved CPU performance, RAM usage, and battery life.
Chrome now prioritizes your active tabs vs. everything that’s open—reducing CPU usage by up to 5x and extending battery life by up to 1.25 hours (based on our internal benchmarks).
Chrome now starts up to 25 percent faster, loads pages up to 7 percent faster, and does all of this using less power and RAM than before.
Chrome on Android now loads pages near instantaneously when you navigate backward and forward, making these common tasks super fast.
To update Chrome, simply head over into Settings, About Chrome, and relaunch the browser once the download is complete.