WebP image format support

WebP is an image format that provides lossless and lossy compression for images on the web. WebP lossless images are 26% smaller in size compared to PNGs; lossy is 35% smaller than JPEG.


Public discussion

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 9
  • Opera release 11
  • Opera for Android release 11

Consensus & Standardization

  • Mixed public signals
  • No public signals
  • Public skepticism
  • Positive


Last updated on 2017-06-14