Automatic AMP Redirection

Hermit is the First Browser with native support for Automatic Redirection for AMP pages. If a site has a mobile-optimized AMP version, Hermit can load it automatically instead of the bloated regular page.

Accelerated Mobile Pages

Accelerated Mobile Pages load 4× times faster and are 10× smaller than regular Web pages. Today, more than 600 MILLION pages from 700,000 site publishers support this new standard, including Google, Reddit, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, BBC, Mashable, Time, WordPress (as of October 2016, and growing fast). Used together with the in-built Ad Blocker (no plug-ins required, always updated), Web pages load blazingly fast in Hermit.

How to turn it off

On slower (high latency) networks, or with certain sites, Automatic AMP Redirection may take longer than expected because Hermit first needs to check whether an AMP version is available. In such cases, you can turn it off for the specific Lite App (while still keeping it on for all your other Lite Apps.)

  1. Launch your Hermit Lite App.
  2. Swipe in from the right edge to reveal the “Quick Settings” sidebar.
  3. In the Quick Settings list, scroll all the way to the bottom.
  4. Tap on the “More Customization” button.
  5. Under “Behavior”, change “Preferred View” to “Original”.

The AMP Button

When you turn AMP Redirection on, you’ll see the AMP Button on any page that is automatically redirected. To load the original page instead, just tap on the AMP Button. To toggle back, tap it again.

AMP by the Numbers

Here’s an infographic about AMP from the AMP Project’s site.