WebP is a contemporary image format for the web that offers greater lossless and lossy compression. Webmasters and web developers can use WebP to create smaller, richer images that speed up the web.
Images on webpages are usually transmitted in PNG or JPEG format. The image is requested from the server, rendered, and displayed on the

JPEG files are lossy, whereas PNG files are lossless, which implies that compressing JPEG files results in data loss that is irreversible. If done correctly, this compression can result in significant file reductions while still looking good. If done incorrectly, the image quickly degrades in quality.

Browser Support

WebP support is practically universal in today’s browsers. Edge, Chrome, Opera, and Firefox are the most popular browsers. At the WWDC Keynote, Apple revealed WebP support for Safari 14.