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Chrome 13 with Instant Pages, Print Preview Made Public

Google has finally made available the new version of its Chrome browser, and to the joy of many, it comes with some brand new features such as print preview, as well as instant pages which enables faster loading of web pages - at least that’s what the Mountain View, California based search behemoth is claiming.

The feature “Instant Pages” was first unveiled by the company last month in its Chrome beta version. Apparently, “Instant Pages” achieves this by automatically pre-rendering the top search results, and when you click any of the pre-rendered links the page opens instantly.

But, then again, sceptics believe that the feature is not too much of a use as it can instantly load only those pages that appear towards the top of the search results.

“The good news is that we've been working for years to develop our relevance technology, and we can fairly accurately predict when to prerender," Google employee Amit Singhal explained in a blog post (opens in new tab) when Instant Pages was made available first in June.

Meanwhile, the other major feature that found its place in the new version - the print preview, enables you to preview both black & white, as well as colour pages.

Here is a video of Instant Pages:

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