This feature of the Google Chrome browser is known to few. Meanwhile, it makes it easy to save web pages that you would like to read later. And you can do it both on your iPhone or iPad, as well as on Mac and other devices. In this article, we’ll show you how to use this handy feature.
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How to remove (disable) the Reading List button in Google Chrome?
If you only visited this page to get rid of the button Reading List in Google Chrome, it is very easy to do this.
To remove the button Reading List in Google Chrome, enter the command in the address bar of the browser
and press Input…
On the experimental browser features page that opens, go to the option Reading List, on the right in the drop-down menu, select the option Disabled and restart the program.
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How do I enable Reading List in Google Chrome?
If you decide to try the capabilities of a useful option, but cannot find its tools in the browser, then:
enter the command in the address bar of the browser
and press Input…
On the page of the experimental features of Google Chrome that opens, go to the option Reading List, on the right in the drop-down menu, select the option Enabled and restart your browser.
If you do not see the icon Reading List, select an option “Always show the bookmarks bar” on the menu “View” (View) in Chrome.
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Reading List features in Google Chrome
You can access any articles on Chrome’s Reading List, delete the ones you no longer need, mark them as read / unread, and much more with those items. The deferred read feature is available in both desktop and mobile versions of the Chrome browser.
And to save a web page to Chrome’s Reading List, you must be online.
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How to add site pages to the Reading List on desktop Google Chrome
To add a link that is open in the current tab in Chrome to the list, you need to select a custom option after clicking the asterisk icon in your browser’s address bar. Typically this element is used to bookmark websites.
1. Launch Chrome on your Mac or Windows computer.
2. Open the web page that you want to save for later reading.
3. Click the star icon in the Chrome address field to open the options.
4. Select the option “Add to Reading List“.
Now you have saved the web page open on the current tab for later reading.
And to read any previously saved articles, you just need to open the reading list.
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How to add site pages to the Reading List in Google Chrome mobile
The ability to add a webpage to the Chrome Reading List on iPhone and iPad is available through the browser menu Share…
1. Launch Chrome on your mobile device.
2. Go to the web page you want to save for later reading.
3. Tap the menu Share in Chrome on the navigation bar and select “Read later“.
This will add the current webpage to your Chrome Reading List. The browser will confirm that the page was successfully added to the Reading List by briefly displaying a message at the bottom Added to Reading List…
But you can also save the webpage in Chrome’s Reading List from another application, such as Safari.
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Save a web page from another application
To get started, open that very application and go to the web page that you want to save. Now click on the menu Share and select Chrome from the list of apps.
Now select the option labeled “Read later“To add the currently open webpage to Chrome’s reading list (selecting”Open in Chrome“Will immediately open this page in Chrome).
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How do I work with Reading List on my desktop version of Google Chrome?
You can access your Reading List in Chrome on your computer or mobile phone whenever you want. There you can view your previously saved articles, mark web pages as read, or remove links you no longer need from the list.
To access Chrome’s Reading List, simply click on the corresponding icon in the bookmarks bar.
1. Launch Chrome on your Mac or Windows computer.
2. Click the Reading List icon on the right side of the Bookmarks Bar.
You should see a dropdown menu showing read and unread articles.
Here’s what you can do:
- Open link: Click a link in the Reading List to open it in a new tab.
- Remove link: Highlight a link by hovering over it, then press the X to remove it.
- Mark as read / unread: Highlight a link by hovering over it and click on the checkmark circle to mark the article as read / unread.
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How do I work with Reading List in Google Chrome mobile?
Chrome’s Reading List accessibility is hidden behind a three-dot menu.
1. Launch Chrome on your iPhone or iPad.
2. Tap the three-dot menu button on the right side of the Chrome navigation bar.
3. From the drop-down menu, select Reading List…
A new Reading List screen will appear where you can do the following:
Open link: Click on the saved link to open it in the current Chrome tab.
Remove link… Swipe left on a saved link, then select “Delete”to delete it.
Mark as read / unread: press and hold the link, then select “Mark as read / unread”…
Additional options for managing the reading list are available by clicking the “Edit“.
Select all: Tap to mark all items in your reading list as read or unread. To mark some articles as read / unread, first select them before using this option.
Delete: Select the articles you want to remove from your reading list, then click “Delete”…
Additional options are available through the context menu when you click and hold a saved link. They allow you to do things like open a saved link in a new regular tab or incognito tab, share a link with others, open a cached offline version of it, copy the URL of a link to the clipboard, etc. On iPadOS, you can also open a link in split screen mode by selecting “Open in a new window”…
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How do I read saved Chrome articles without Internet access?
You can also read previously downloaded articles even when you are offline, such as when you are on an airplane or somewhere else without an Internet connection.
To do this, open the webpage in Chrome so that it loads completely. Then click the More menu and select “Additional tools”… Now select “Save Page As” and select the folder where you want to save the web page on your computer.
This will allow you to read the saved web page even without an Internet connection by opening the file on your computer. Double-clicking on a file will open it in your default browser, such as Chrome or Safari. And to delete a saved web page, simply delete the file from your computer.