With large numbers of web apps (and tabs) running, critical resources such as memory, CPU, battery, network etc easily get oversubscribed, leading to a bad end user experience. Web lifecycle is a proposal to enable system initiated Tab Discarding and CPU Stopping -- to effectively manage resources for optimal user experience. See explainer: https://github.com/spanicker/web-lifecycle/blob/master/README.md



Specification link

Specification being incubated in a Community Group

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.

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Last updated on 2020-11-09