In case you’re wondering, internet latency is the time it takes for data to transfer from one source to another. Like the amount of time between clicking on a link and when the page loads. Now for many internet users, there’s not a lot of time between the command (when you tell the internet to do something) and the action (when the internet follows through).
Poor internet latency is like sending a letter in the mail versus sending a text message. You might still be happy there’s a letter in your inbox, but you’ll never be able to respond to urgent requests.
Unfortunately for gamers, technology gurus, and other users, you might be able to hear the crickets chirping from the moment you click a link to the time the link opens. This is because of slow internet latency.
For internet users, no latency is the best kind. Latency can affect you when you’re sending an email, playing a game, chatting over Zoom, browsing the internet, and so many more scenarios. There are three main ways you can test your internet latency.