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First Contentful Paint (FCP)

The First Contentful Paint (FCP) is a Core Web Vitals metric measuring the time from the beginning of the page starting to loading to the first part of the page's content is rendered on the screen. The content can be one of the following: text, images, svg or color canvas elements.

The measurements are broken down as follows:

Good: 1.8 sec
Need Improvement: 1.8-3.0 sec
Poor: 3.0 sec and longer


Core Web Vitals