You Can Now Read Offline Using Chrome for Android

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Google has rolled out another update to its Chrome app for Android, which simplifies the ability it granted to users to download an article or a page to read later on, in an update last December.

Although the ability to save pages for viewing later in offline mode has been around for a few months, but given that only 45 million web pages are downloaded every week, Google might have felt the need to simplify the process.

Earlier, users needed to open the menu while on the page that they need to download and then tap the ‘Save’ icon.

“Now you’ll always have a ready-to-go list of pages or articles to read even if you are out of data for the month or lose the network in a dead zone,” the company stated.

The New Update Features 3 Improvements

The major improvement allows users to save any article by long-pressing on the link and selecting ‘download link’ from the menu.

Another improvement is based around finding the saved stuff for offline usage.

Now onwards, whenever users open the new tab page in Google Chrome, they’ll be able to access all the saved content for offline viewing with an ‘offline icon/badge’, located at the bottom right of the link.

This gives users the ability to save important stuff on the go, in case they find something interesting but don’t have the time right then and you can also save some stuff for reading for when you lose network.

Users will also see their recent downloads on the new tab page — just scroll down a bit and you’ll find both the downloads and saved pages.

Also, now when users search for something while they’re offline or the network vanishes while searching, you can tap the ‘Download Page later’ button on the ‘Dinosaur’ screen and as soon as you’re back online, the page will be saved and added to your offline list.

You’ll need to update to the latest version of Google Chrome app for Android via the Play Store in order to be able to use the new features.

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