Google is testing a new Read Later feature that will allow users to save articles and other links that they come across and want to read later. Saved links appear in a new “Read Later” section in Chrome’s Bookmarks menu, but are not permanently saved like regular bookmarks.

There are other browsing apps and add-ons that do the same thing, but Read Later is built right into the Chrome interface so you don’t have to – or rely on – third-party solutions Clog your browser with an excess of open tabs and bookmarks.

Read Now is already available as a standard feature for iOS users. However, you can try it out on Android, Windows, and Mac by enabling an experimental flag on the stable version of Chrome.

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To find and activate the flag, open a new Chrome tab and go to chrome: // flags / # read later. Use the drop-down menu to enable the setting and restart Chrome when prompted.

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Alternatively, if you don’t want to mess around with the browser’s experimental settings, you can download Chrome Canary. Read Later is enabled by default in Chrome Canary 90 or later. Note, however, that Canary is used to test uncompleted functions and is therefore less stable, which may cause bugs and stability issues. The result is that you can try out new features like Read Later and Mute Chrome notifications while screen sharing.

How to use Chrome’s Read Later feature

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On the desktop:

  1. On Chrome’s navigation bar, click the star icon (the same icon you use to bookmark websites).
  2. Choose “Read later.” The page will be closed.
  3. When you’re ready to catch up on the items you saved, click “Reading list” at the top right of the browser. Note: If you don’t see the Reading List, open a new tab or right-click the navigation bar and select “Show bookmarks bar.”
  4. Click a link in the list to open it. Click the check box to mark it as read or the “X” to remove it.

On the phone:

  1. Tap and long press a link or URL until the quick options menu appears.
  2. Tap “Read later” to save it to Chrome’s reading list.
  3. Tap the three dot to find your reading list “More” Icon then go to Bookmarks> Reading List.
  4. From here you can open saved links, mark them as read or delete them from the list.