Introducing INP to Core Web Vitals

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

In early 2020, Google's Chrome Team introduced the Core Web Vitals to provide a suite of quality signals for web pages. Today, the Google Chrome team announced an upcoming change in the metrics for the Core Web Vitals to better evaluate the quality of a webpage's user experience. In this article, we'll explore this change and what it means for Google Search and site owners.

A better responsiveness metric

The INP metric transitioned from being an experimental metric in May 2022 to the announcement today and will become a stable metric as part of the Core Web Vitals in May 2024.

One of the Core Web Vitals metrics, First Input Delay (FID), measures responsiveness, but there are known limitations of FID. This led the Chrome team t