Make webpages load faster (prerendering)

When a website is confident about predicting what link you might click next, the site can tell Google Chrome to pre-load, or "prerender," the links, so the page loads instantly when you click it. For example, when you’re browsing a blog, you might click “next post” when you’re done reading. The blog can tell Google Chrome to pre-load the “next post,” so the page shows instantly when you click it.

When you're typing a web address in the omnibox, if Chrome has high confidence with which site you're likely to visit based on your local history, Chrome will begin to prerender that page. This will make the page show up faster when you hit enter.

Google's Instant Pages search feature in Chrome is powered by Chrome’s prerendering technology.

Adjust the prerendering setting

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Settings > click Show advanced settings.
  3. In the "Privacy" section, use the "Predict network actions to improve page load performance" checkbox to enable or disable the feature.

To enable prerendering for your website, see Web developers' guide to prerendering in Chrome.