Google Launching New Version Of PageSpeed Insights

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Webmasters have been using PageSpeed Insights (PSI) for quite some time to check the performance of their web pages on both mobile and desktop devices. Plus, PageSpeed Insights has helped improve the performance as it provides excellent suggestions.

pagespeed insights
PageSpeed Insights

Although PSI is a tool used by many people for a long time, there is a problem that webmasters complain about – it isn’t beginner-friendly.

Problems Highlighted Concerning PageSpeed Insights

The data not being present correctly is one of the first problems people address. At a glance, you won’t be able to differentiate between experimental and field data.

new version of pagespeed insights
New version of PageSpeed Insights

In addition to that, people were also complaining that newbies could not understand the data PageSpeed Insights was showing. This created a lot of difficulties as they had no idea what to do with that data.

People have been helping each other by publishing “how-to” blog posts, which allowed everyone to understand the reports generated by PSI. However, Google has finally addressed this issue.

The New Version Of Google PageSpeed Insights

Google has announced that it will redesign the ten-year-old code that PageSpeed Insights have used for all these years. Also, the newer version of PageSpeed Insights will address all the issues that webmasters have complained about in the current version.


The update will be rolling out by this year. Google hopes that the developers will easily interpret the reports generated by the newer version of PSI. This will help them act quickly on the report.

The redesigned version of PageSpeed Insights includes the following goals of Google:

  • Design the data so that everyone can quickly identify lab data and field data separately.
  • Communicate with the developers to make them understand how Core Web Vitals assessments are calculated.
  • Making changes to the material design would give a modern touch to the look and feel of the user interface of PageSpeed Insights.

Incoming Updates For Google PageSpeed Insights

List of what Google is planning to add in its new version of Page Speed Insights.

View Lab Data And Field Data Separately

The labeling of lab data and field data was just their respective names. However, from the next update, the reports will show you what each data means and how it will help improve the performance of your website.

Assessing Core Web Vitals

core web vitals
Core web vitals

Right now, the results for the Core Web Vitals assessment show as “Passed” or “Failed.” From the next update, this assessment will be shown in a separate subsection and its icon.

Different Labels For Mobile And Desktop Performance

different links for mobile and desktop
Different links for mobile and desktop

Since PageSpeed Insights is used to see the version of a website in both desktop and mobile browsers, the new UI will have separate links for mobile and desktop performance on the report page.

Relocating Origin Summary

From now on, Google will move the origin summary to a separate tab named “Origin.” This will be available under the field data section.

Get Detailed Results Of Core Web Vitals Metrics

detailed report on core web vitals
Detailed report on core web vitals

The newer version of PSI will have a new “Expand View” feature. By clicking on it, you will see the minute details of the Core Web Vitals metrics.

Relocating Page Image

From now on, Google will remove the image of the loaded page from the Field Data section. All the photos and the thumbnails will be visible in the Lab Data section.

lab and field data
Lab and field data

Below every field and lab card, Google is going to add a section that shows the following details about the data collected:

  • Data collection period
  • Devices used
  • Visit durations
  • Versions of the Chrome browsers
  • Size of the sample

Lab data and field data have been confusing people for a long time. This added information will allow developers to understand these two data sources better than before.


We still don’t have any confirmation about when Google will release this update. However, as it goes closer to the launch date, Google will share more updates.

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