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Google Chrome recently introduced data compression proxy which saves bandwith up to %50 in Chrome beta. ( Sadly it is only available for Android. Is there a way/hack to enable this feature on PC? (preferably windows).

PS: I'm currently using Opera 15.x but I don't find it as good as Chrome.

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Check out the Data Compression Proxy for Google Chrome on Desktop (

Latest version as of this writing is 1.0, released February 16 2014:

This is an experimental extension for Google Chrome bringing Chrome Data Compression Proxy from mobile to desktop PCs.

How it works:

The extension sends all HTTP (but not HTTPS) traffic through Chrome Data Compression Proxy server, which uses SPDY protocol to speed up web browsing. Enabled state is indicated by a green icon. You can manually disable the proxy by clicking on the icon. When the proxy raises an error, it is being automatically disabled for 30 sec, so that the request can be resent.

The extension uses either chrome.webRequest (slower) in Chrome Stable or chrome.declarativeWebRequest (faster) in Chrome Beta/Dev, so ignore any warnings.


You can find the savings statistics at chrome://net-internals/#bandwidth

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Please provide a bit more details. – vonbrand Mar 18 '14 at 10:30
Have you used this addon before. Can you confirm it works? – Matthew Williams Mar 18 '14 at 10:34
While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. – Jawa Mar 18 '14 at 10:47
Thanks for mentioning my extension! Should you have any further questions, ask me. – niutech May 7 '14 at 17:06

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