what is google chrome canary

What is Google Chrome Canary?

In this article I will explain what is Google Chrome Canary.

You will learn what Canary is, why you might want to download and use it, including how to check your website’s Core Web Vitals directly from your browser.

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What is Google Chrome Canary?

Google Chrome Canary is an early release of Google Chrome. The internet browser follows the following workflow, when it comes to releases (from top to bottom):

  • Canary
  • Dev
  • Beta
  • Stable

Stable is the version that is tried and tested and that you are most likely using right now.

Canary is the very early release, mostly aimed at developers and testers.

Why Should I Install it?

Among the many features, this early release of the browser has the Core Web Vitals integrated in the Dev Tools.

This means you can check your web page’s Core Web Vitals directly from Chrome, without using an extension.

How to Install Google Chrome Canary?

To install Google Chrome Canary:

  1. Visit https://www.google.com/intl/en_ie/chrome/canary/
  2. Click on Download Chrome Canary 

how to install google chrome canary

How to Enable Core Web Vitals in Google Chrome Canary

To enable Core Web Vitals:

  1. Right-click and select Inspect, then click on the three dots […] to access the Customize and control Dev tools section
  2. Select More Tools and then Rendering
  3. Scroll down the list of features and tick Core Web Vitals
  4. A popup will be displayed on the top right of your screen

core web vitals in google chrome canary



About Pasquale Mellone

Pasquale is Founder at Increasily.com, a digital strategy agency based in Dublin, Ireland; and Co-Founder at luxury ecommerce marketplace Thesidebe.com. Pasquale has +15 years of experience in Digital Marketing and Account Management. He currently lives in Dublin with his wife, stepdaughter and cat.

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