Simulate slow connection using Chrome

The network tab in Chrome DevTools has an option to throttle your network speeds, network throttling allows you to test your site on a variety of network connections, including Edge, 3G, and even offline.

Besides the obvious, it’s also useful for visualizing how your website loads on different network connections.

  1. Open DevTools (CTRL + SHIFT + I)
  2. Click the ‘Network’ tab
  3. Select which type of connection you want to imitate
  4. Reload the page to see assets downloading at that connection speed

If the standard options aren’t to your liking, you can even make a custom network throttling profile by clicking the option at the very top of the dropdown menu.