Safari’s Reading List is one of my favorite features on iOS. As I’m browsing through news articles and reviews in the morning, I can quickly save the ones I like for later consumption, even when I don’t have an Internet connection. That’s one of the biggest reasons I use Safari as my primary iOS web browser. Maybe you find yourself in the same camp. If so, the latest update to Google Chrome for iOS has a new feature that works the same way.
Saving Pages to Read Later is Easy in Google Chrome for iOS
When you find a web page you want to read later, all you have to do is tap the Share icon, then Read Later. Once you do that, the article will be saved to your iPhone or iPad so you can access it later. Like Safari’s Reading List, articles you share using Read Later are available even when you don’t have an Internet connection.
Reading the Pages You’ve Saved is Just as Easy
When you’re ready to read through the web pages you’ve saved to your reading list, all you have to do is tap the three dots in the upper right corner of your screen and choose Reading List. Once you get into your reading list, you’ll find some functionality that Safari doesn’t have yet. Your saved articles are separated into “Unread” and “Pages You’ve Read” sections, making it a lot easier to manage large collections of saved web sites. You can also edit your Reading List, marking items unread or deleting them altogether.
Read Later is iOS-only, for Now
You won’t find your reading list in Google Chrome on the desktop yet. The feature is currently iOS-only, unlike Safari’s version. I wouldn’t be surprised, however, to see the feature roll out to Google Chrome for Mac and Windows in the near future.
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