Google today updated its Chrome browser for iOS devices to version 57, adding a new "Read Later" function for saving articles to a Reading List so they can be viewed at a later time even when an internet connection is unavailable.

The Chrome Read Later function is similar to the "Reading List" feature that's available in the Safari web browser for Macs and iOS devices.

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Yes, you can take it with you! If you find an interesting article that you want to read later, tap the Share icon and then Read Later to add the page to your Reading List. Articles on your Reading List are saved on your device so you can read them wherever you are, even when you aren't connected to the web.

Read Later can be accessed by choosing the Share icon when reading a webpage on an iOS device using the Chrome browser. A "Read Later" Chrome icon is displayed, and when tapped, the article is added to the Reading List.

The Reading List interface organizes articles based on what's unread and what's already been read, with an Edit tool available for article deletion and management.

Chrome for iOS, with the new Read Later feature, can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

jclo Avatar
60 months ago
Fairly sure the Safari version doesn't download the page but just keeps the link, so no good for offline viewing.

This is much more like Pocket etc, so appears more useful.
The Safari Reading List does save webpages for offline viewing.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT200294
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
C DM Avatar
60 months ago
they still dont allow any powerful ad blocker so fail from chrome
Is that because of Chrome or because of how iOS is designed and how it works with third party apps?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dan9700 Avatar
60 months ago
they still dont allow any powerful ad blocker so fail from chrome
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Traverse Avatar
60 months ago
I know the built-in reading list was the selling point for Safari for me. I've used it daily since Safari 5.1. I have over 100 articles in it now.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
smizzle Avatar
60 months ago
I use Pocket but now that they've been bought, at least I will have this to fall back on if it gets shut down...
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Zimmy68 Avatar
60 months ago
One of the main things that keeps me from Chrome on iOS is a clean reading layout like Safari.
I was so happy when I saw this because I thought that was what it was.

Nope. They added a feature I have no interest in.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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