One of the advantages of using the old Microsoft Edge is battery life. However, with the switch to Google’s open-source Chromium engine — which is the same that powers Google Chrome — that proved to not necessarily be true anymore. Google, though, appears to be making moves to improve the battery life of devices that run Google Chrome, and Microsoft Edge will benefit too.
Update: Since this story was published, we discovered that the Google feature is also active in the Edge Canary channel. We updated this article to reflect that.
Since Chrome and the new Edge share the same codebase, the feature is also available in Microsoft’s web browser. Spotted by Windows Blog Italia, users can access the feature today in the Canary channel with the #intensive-wake-up-throttling flag in edge:/flags.