Google Chrome for iOS now translating and compressing your data

A quick heads up for Google Chrome users on iPhone and iPad that the already discussed and promised update with on-board Translate and data compression is now live in the App Store.

Translate - When you come across a page written in a language that you don’t understand, just look for the translation bar. One tap and the page is easily translated for you.

Reduce Data Usage - Reduce your data usage by up to 50%. Enable this feature and view your savings: Settings > Bandwidth > Reduce Data Usage.

We've not yet had chance to put either of these two new headline features to the test, but data compressions is sure to be something interesting to those of us bound by strict data capping. If you've put it through its paces already, let us know what you think in the comments below.

Richard Devine

Senior Editor at iMore, part time racing driver, full time British guy

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Armada says:

I used this feature on Android during the beta phase and it's actually qutite nice. It saves about 33% of data, which you can do a whole lot more with. And for those tinfoil hats out there: It's option and is won't do the routing for secure connections over HTTPS.

zdn1042 says:

Nice. I'm gonna jump train for now and use Chrome again. And I'd really appreciate it if iMore could test it and provide us with the results.

asuperstarr says:

These are great features! Great addition for the customers.

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Alexm63 says:

Works great, no loss of speed or quality ...

speechtrans trans says:

Hi Richard, the app has some of the awesome features. Really liked it. http://speechtrans.com/ provides awesome translation apps you would love to use.