How to Enable Parallel Download on Chrome

Parallel Downloading Chrome Flag

Google Chrome supports parallel downloading. You can enable the parallel downloading flag to use this feature.

What is Parallel Downloading?

Parallel downloading helps a download manager or web browser to download a file in multiple streams simultaneously. This improves the overall download speed, especially for large files.

Google Chrome now supports this feature. All you have to do is enable the parallel download Chrome flag.

Enabling chrome://flags/#enable-parallel-downloading flag

Google is testing parallel downloading behind the following experimental flag.

Parallel downloading: Enable parallel downloading to accelerate download speed. – Mac, Windows, Linux, ChromeOS, Android, Fuchsia, Lacros

To enable parallel downloading:

  1. Open a new tab and go to chrome://flags.
  2. Search for Parallel downloading flag. You can also directly go to chrome://flags/#enable-parallel-downloading
  3. Select Enabled from the drop-down.
  4. Select the Relaunch button on the bottom of the page.

You should now have Parallel Downloading working on your Google Chrome browser. Give it a try and let me know your thoughts.

Did that increase your download speed?

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