Google introduced a new feature called “Read Later” in Chrome canary v86, the feature similar to Collections in Microsoft Edge. As the name suggests, it allows users to save the tab so that you can read them later. Once you enable this feature, a Reading list button will be added to the Chrome Menu UI from where you can access the saved tab.
Soon, the feature will be available in Chrome stable channel for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS. In case, you’re interested in testing the same feature, then here’s how you can enable and start using the feature:
How to Enable Read Later feature in Chrome
Make sure, you’re using Chrome Canary v87.0.4274.0 or above.
Next, you need to visit this flag address:
Here, using the Read later drop-down change the settings from Default to Enabled.
Click on the Relaunch button to apply the changes.
At this point, you have successfully enabled the Read Later feature in Chrome Browser.
Save Tab to Read Later or Reading List in Chrome
To save important tabs to your Read Later or Reading List, here’s what you need to do:
Head over to the tab which you want to add to Reading list.
Next, click on the Bookmark this tab (Star) icon available on the right side of the address bar. You will two options Add Bookmark and Read Later.
Select Read Later and doing this will move the same tab to Reading list folder.
Alternatively, you can right-click on the Tab and then from the menu select Read Tab Later.
Once you click on any of the options i.e. Read Later and Read Tab Later, the particular tab will be saved in the Reading List folder.
Access Tabs in Reading List folder in Chrome
Reading List folder will appear on the right side of the bookmark menu in the Chrome browser.
When you click on the folder, you will find list of all the tabs which you have saved using the method discussed above.
In the reading list you will find two section:
- Unread – Under this, you will find a list of pages that you haven’t check yet.
- Pages that you’ve read – Pages you have checked already.
Delete Tab from Reading List in Chrome
At any point, you want to remove a particular tab from the Reading, then here how you can do that:
In the Reading list, hover the cursor on the tab which you want to delete, and then click on the (X) delete icon.
Doing this will instantly removing the saved tab.
Chrome for iPhone and iPad already has the feature out of the box which lets you save the tabs to read them later and offline.
Apart from this, the feature is already available in Chrome rivals such as Firefox and Microsoft Edge Browsers. Firefox introduced the same feature with the name ‘Pocket’ which lets users do the same thing as this Read-later feature.
Apart from this, the iPhone or iPad users can also use this feature. For that, right tap on Share option, and tap “Read Later”.