Google quietly released a Read Later feature for Chrome on Windows which we covered. Now Google is testing the feature on Android, and it should be coming out in a future stable build for everyone.
The new Read Later works by allowing users to save a web page to be read at a later time.
With the release of Chrome 90, which is currently in the Canary channel, Google has added the Read Later feature on Android. This feature is accessible on the Canary channel even without enabling a feature flag, however, to enable the feature on your regular Chrome on Android you have to activate a Chrome flag:
Here’s how to enable the Read Later Feature on Android
- Open a new tab on your Google Chrome app on android and type this address bar Chrome://Flags
- Search for Read Later
- Toggle the Enable button and Relaunch the app
The feature is pretty easy to use. When you want to save a link, press and hold on a link, and the usual actions will be listed, including “Open in new tab.” You’ll also see a new “Read later” option. Articles that you’ve saved can be found in your Bookmarks, where you’ll see a “Reading list” folder.
This feature is one of the many Easter eggs Google has hidden inside Chrome and will help you have a more organized desktop.
Ps. The feature is still in development mode and may not work for you.