A Guide to Disable Google’s QUIC Protocol

You may have never heard of it, but if you are a Chrome user, chances are you’ve used Google’s QUIC protocol.

So, what’s the big deal here? QUIC is Google’s experimental, low-latency internet transportation protocol over UDP, a protocol that is often used by gaming, streaming media, and VoIP services. The name ‘QUIC’ stands for Quick UDP Internet Connection.

  1. Many users might have faced the issue while accessing streaming media in Chrome.

Example: YouTube videos not loading as expected, or issues where application enforcement fails to apply.

You may see an error like the one in the screenshot below:

  1. If you disable QUIC Protocol in Google Chrome, then you might not face this problem again. Once you disable QUIC, then your web surfing capacity will also improve in your browser.
  1. Follow the steps below to disable QUIC protocol on Google Chrome internet:
  • Open Google Chrome.
  • In the URL address field, type chrome://flags and press Enter.

  • Type quic in the Search flags field to filter the list of flags. Select the option ”Disabled” from the drop-down menu next to Experimental QUIC protocol.

  • Restart Google Chrome for your changes to take effect.