Chrome 57 Brings ‘Read Later’ Functionality On iOS

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Mar 15, 2017
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While the stock Safari browser on iOS is great and all, some users do not see it as a profound medium. Those users tend to shift to Google’s Chrome browser for iOS. If you’re one of those users, you might be pleased to know that the company has updated the app with a new feature which will allow users to read a specific article offline at a later time. Let’s see some more details on what Chrome for iOS has to offer and how does it differ from the stock Safari browser.

Chrome For iOS Now Lets You Save Articles For Later Viewing

As we have mentioned earlier, the new feature updated in Chrome for iOS introduces a ‘Read Later’ option embedded within the app. The feature is pretty much similar to what iOS users are used to in the stock Safari browser. In Safari, the feature is known as Reading List and offers more or less the same functionality. Lucky for Google Chrome users on Android, the feature was available for quite some time. However, now that Google has implemented the change in its iOS app, we’ll accept it with open arms as it saves quite a lot of hassle.

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If you’re interested, be sure to update the Chrome app for iOS through the App Store if you have not set it to update automatically. To use the new ‘Read Later’ feature embedded in Chrome for iOS app, all you have to do is tap on the Share button and then tap on the ‘Read Later’ option. Doing this would save the current article you’re on and can be viewed at a later time even if you’re offline.

To view the list of saved articles, all you have to do is tap on the 3-dot overflow menu. Once you do that, there will be two options available to you to choose from. The categorization includes an “Unread” section and another called “Pages you’ve read”. This is all that you have to do to save and view articles at a later time, even if you do not have an active working internet connection.

One important thing to note here is that Chrome on desktop does not yet possess the “Read Later” functionality. So we would probably have to wait for that to happen.

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This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the new Read Later option in Chrome for iOS? Do you prefer Google’s browser over the stock Safari app on iOS? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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