Google Chrome Update Brings Native Lazy Loading
According to a announcement the Google Chrome developer the browser should natively support Lazy-Loading from version 75 on. When loading images and iframes on a web page, they are not loaded until they are in the visible area. This is to prevent objects that are not seen by the user from being transferred anyway. This is to reduce the memory consumption of the browser and the transferred data volume. According to Google, visible objects can also be rendered faster, which also speeds up the page structure.
Until now, lazy loading could only be implemented by the website operator itself. In the future also web pages, with which the operator did not implement this function, are to be loaded lazily by the native browser function.
The release of Chrome version 75 is expected in early June 2019. Currently, the new feature is already included in the developer version of the Google browser and can be tested. In response, Apple has already indicated that lazy loading could also be implemented natively in Safari. Microsoft and Mozilla have not yet published any information about their browsers Edge and Firefox, but Edge and Google’s Chromium technology are based on it. At least for the Microsoft browser in a later update, native lazy loading can be expected.