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Google Lighthouse 8.3.0 Update - Search Engine Journal

Last updated Wednesday, September 8, 2021 10:09 ET , Source: NewsService

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Lighthouse, the technology that powers audits in Chrome Dev Tools and PageSpeed Insights updated to version 8.3.0. The new version features bug fixes and incremental improvements but it also takes the first step toward measuring what happens after a web page loads. This new direction is called Project Fraggle Rock.

The updated version of Lighthouse is live on PageSpeed Insights. It is scheduled to be released in Chrome Dev Tools in Chrome 94 on September 21, 2021.

Google Lighthouse

Google Lighthouse is an open source tool created by Google that tests web pages for web performance bottlenecks, accessibility issues and identify SEO opportunities.

Because the tool is open source, the underlying code that powers Lighthouse can be found in numerous third party tools, some of which extend Lighthouse by adding different capabilities and more helpful data visualizations.

That means that any changes to Lighthouse will inevitably make it into third party tools as well.

Lighthouse can be used as part of the Chrome Dev Tools suite of tools that is native in every Chrome-based browser.

Lighthouse 8.3.0 is coming Chrome 94, which is due to be released on September 21, 2021.

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