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Chrome for iOS gets a new read offline feature; here’s how it works

The new feature lets you read web articles even without internet connection.

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Google has rolled out a new feature for its Chrome browser app for iOS that allows you to save content locally on the device to read later. This is not to be confused with a bookmarking tool as the new feature essentially makes it possible for users to read saved articles even without an internet connection. Also Read - Google will not store your bank card details from January 1, 2022: Here’s how it will impact you

To use the feature, ensure you have the latest Chrome for iOS version 57.0.2987.100. Now, whenever you want to go back to an article and read it offline, all you need to do is tap on the main menu on the top right and tap on share icon. Once you do that you will be prompted to choose from options including Read Later . This will save your article for later consumption. The feature is similar to the Reading List feature which is available in the native Safari web browser for Macs and iOS devices. Also Read - Google now lets you access an entire library of books with this new feature

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Once you have marked articles as Read Later , you can access them through the Reading Lists section in the main menu. The section further allows you to manage the offline posts. You can mark them unread/read or delete these posts. ALSO READ: Gmail now lets you send or request money through Android app

It is worth mentioning that the feature saves the entire page and not a text-only version. While this ensures the offline reading experience is as good as online reading, it could lead to storage issues on the particular device.

Ironically, the saved articles are specific to the device on which you are using the Chrome app. For example, if you have saved an article while using an iPhone, it will be stored locally on the phone and not reflect on another iOS device. ALSO READ: Uptime app by Google offers interactive YouTube video sharing experience

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  • Published Date: March 15, 2017 6:13 PM IST



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