How to Enable Memory Saver on Google Chrome

Google Chrome Memory Saver Feature

Google Chrome is always hungry for memory on your computer. Do you regularly have performance issues with Google Chrome? Try enabling Chrome’s memory saver and see if it helps.

Enable Memory Saver on Google Chrome

Note: memory saver is not available on the Stable version of Google Chrome yet. If you do not see this feature on your computer, please try again after a few weeks.

To enable memory saver on Google Chrome, complete the following steps:

  1. Click the three-dots settings menu.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Select Performance from the left pane.
  4. Click and enable the Memory Saver toggle.

Now that you have enabled the memory saver, Chrome will actively free up memory from inactive tabs. This helps your active tabs perform better.

Add Exception to Memory Saver (Keep Sites Always Active)

What if you want to add an exception to this rule? You can add sites you do not want Google Chrome to pause while inactive.

To do this:

  1. Click Add next to Always keep these sites active.
  2. The Add a site popup appears. Enter the URL of the address to add an exception.
  3. Repeat these steps to add multiple sites.

Did you find any improvement in Chrome’s performance after enabling the memory saver? Let me know your experience in the comments field below.

2 responses to “How to Enable Memory Saver on Google Chrome”

  1. Greetings Dinsan!,
    I have Google OS 107….
    I do not see a “Performance” link in the left panel. Please advise!

    1. Dinsan – Bangalore, India – Digital Minimalist & Content Developer. Drinks Tea and writes Stuff (mostly about Chromebooks). My views are mostly copied from others.


      It is not available in the Stable channel yet. Please wait a few more weeks and try again.


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