Brotli is the new Compression Algorithm for Chrome and Firefox

Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox will soon be faster than they are now.  Soon we will see a change in its speed as a new compression algorithm called Brotli will find its place in these two browsers. In comparison to its earlier compression engine Zopfli, the new compression engine will enable to compress data up to 26% more.

Brotli Compression Algorithm

Brotli Compression Algorithm

Data compression is a process that cuts short the data so that it takes up less space and is easier to transfer. When data is compressed more densely, it’s able to travel along the Internet faster and longer without loss, using fewer resources.

Brotli, will likely launch in the next stable Chrome release, Google Web performance engineer Ilya Grigorik posted on Google+ Tuesday. Google first unveiled Brotli back in September 2015, but failed to divulge any details as to when the upgrade would be available.

At Google, we think that internet users’ time is valuable, and that they shouldn’t have to wait long for a web page to load. Because fast is better than slow, two years ago we published the Zopfli compression algorithm. This received such positive feedback in the industry that it has been integrated into many compression solutions, ranging from PNG optimizers to pre-processing web content. Based on its use and other modern compression needs, such as web font compression, today we are excited to announce that we have developed and open sourced a new algorithm, the Brotli compression algorithm, reports Google Open Source blog.

Apart from the speed benefits, users of mobile devices will likely see other benefits too, such as lower data transfer fees and reduced battery use.

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