May 20, 2022
Google's Chrome for Android Finally Gains a Read Later Option

Google Chrome for Android is Finally Getting a Tool that’s been Present on iOS for Years

Google is about to introduce a Real Later option that’s long been available on Chrome iOS to its Chrome for Android mobile application…

Since March of 2017, Chrome for iOS has enjoyed a nifty little convenience that hasn’t made its way over to Android — Read Later. As the name clearly states, Read Later is an option that allows people to flag articles in Chrome to read at a later time. It’s a somewhat trivial feature but one that eliminates the need to add bookmarks or email links. Strangely, it’s been absent on Android for nearly four years, until now. 

Google’s Chrome for Android Finally Gains a Read Later Option

Google has finally built the option into Chrome for Android, though it’s not on the stable release. Rather, it’s currently tucked away in the most recent Canary build. It works much like Safari’s Read List, Firefox’s Pocket, and some third-party extensions. In the Canary version, Read Later appears when long-pressing a link on a web page. Doing so places in the “Read List,” which is accessible under the bookmarks section of the three dots menu.

Google is also working to bring its Read Later feature to the desktop version of Chrome. Just type “chrome://flags” into the omnibox and search for “read later,” then enable it and click on Restart to make the changes take effect.

Ashley Lipman

Ashley Lipman is a super-connector with Outreachmama who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking.

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