Are you tired of waiting for your downloads to finish? Do you want to speed them up? If so, then you need to enable the Parallel Downloading Chrome flag. This flag will allow Chrome to download multiple files at the same time. In this blog post, we will show you how to enable this flag and speed up your downloads!
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What is Parallel Downloading?
If you use the download managers such as IDM or Orbit, you might wonder how they download faster than the browser despite the browser using the same internet connection. The answer is that they divide the download into multiple streams for faster downloads.
The Parallel Downloading flag on Chrome does the same thing. When enabled, it allows Chrome to establish multiple connections to download a single file in parts. It decreases the overall download time when compared to regular downloads.
So when you download a large file on Chrome, it will divide it into multiple packets and download each of them parallelly. That way the file will be downloaded more quickly than the regular way.
How to enable Parallel Downloading Chrome Flag?
The Parallel Downloading Chrome flag is available for Windows, Mac, ChromeOS, Linux, and Android.
We will discuss how to enable it on popular platforms.
Enable Parallel Downloading on Chrome Windows, Mac, and Chrome OS
Turning on the Parallel Downloading on Chrome Windows, Mac, and Chrome OS versions is pretty straightforward. You just need to navigate to the flags page and search for it.
Here are the steps for that:
- Launch Chrome browser on your system.
- On the address bar type: chrome://flags or about://flags to navigate to the flags window.
- Once the Chrome Flags window is opened, you will see a list of numerous experimental features in the form of flags.
- Under the Chrome Flag Window, on the search bar type Parallel Downloading to search the flag.
- Expand the drop-down menu next to the flag name and select Enabled from the list.
- Relaunch the Chrome browser to make the changes effective.
Enable Parallel Downloading Flag on Android
The process of enabling flags on Android devices is pretty similar to that of Windows and Mac versions. Here are the steps for that:
- On your Android device, launch the Chrome browser.
- Tap on the address bar and type chrome://flags or about://flags and tap go.
- Once the Chrome Flags tab is opened, you will see a list of numerous experimental features in the form of flags.
- Under the Chrome Flag Window, tap on the search bar and type Parallel Downloading to search the flag and enable it from the list.
- After the flag appears, tap on the drop-down menu below it to expand.
- From the menu, select Enabled to enable the Parallel Downloading Chrome Flag.
- Next, tap on the Relaunch button to make the changes effective.
What are the dangers of enabling Parallel Downloading?
There is no practical danger in enabling Parallel Downloading. However, since it is an experimental feature, enabling it can have some adverse effects. It is recommended that you do not use this flag on a daily basis as it might affect the overall performance of Chrome. You can use it when downloading large files to speed up the process.
If you are experiencing any problems due to the Parallel Downloading flag, you can simply disable it in the same way you enabled it.
This is it! You have now enabled Parallel downloading in Chrome and should see a significant increase in speed when downloading files. As mentioned, this is the experimental feature so you might not see immediate effects immediately or on every platform. Just test it on different devices and compare the download speed.
Enjoy your faster download!
Parallel downloading is a feature that allows Chrome to establish multiple connections to download a single file in parts. It decreases the overall download time when compared to regular downloads.
Generally, Chrome Flags are safe to use. However, since they are experimental features they might create problems. The major risks of using a Chrome Flag include potential instability and data loss.