Google Chrome for Android will soon be introducing support for parallel download, and it’s sure to excite users who are aware of the software Internet Download Manager. This feature is not new to the users of Internet Download Manager (IDM), has been popular for a long time as it helps in parallel downloads resulting in a fast download. Parallel download feature increases the overall download speed compared to the regular download as it establishes multiple connections.
Google Chrome for Android is rolling out parallel download feature on its upcoming version to accelerate download speeds.
XDA in its blog mentioned about Google Chrome 64 Parallel Download Feature to Accelerate Download Speeds. It can be turned on by enabling a Chrome flag, though it will be available for testing in Chrome Dev, Canary, and also in Chrome Beta build. Three months ago this flag was added and has been improved since then. The current version available is Chrome 64. This can be downloaded in Chrome for Android and also on Windows, macOS, Linux, and Chrome OS. When using it on Android it creates 3 parallel download jobs for file download when the feature is in action.
How To Enable Parallel Download Feature In Google Chrome for Android?
You can start using the parallel download feature in Google Chrome for Android by enabling the flag by following these steps.
- Open Chrome Beta and type this in the URL — chrome://flags
- On flags page, type “parallel” in the search box to display the flag called parallel downloading.
- Tap Default and choose Enable option from the drop-down menu.
- After enabling the feature, relaunch your browser to apply changes.
The download speed while using the Parallel Download feature varies depending on the size of the files as it starts every download when it exceeds 2 seconds, hence speed may vary in case of large files.
Definitely, try the newest Chrome parallel download feature on your Android device and tell about your experiences in the comments box below.