Latest Chrome update makes saving pages offline easier

Google Chrome for Android was updated to have the ability of saving pages for offline viewing in December last year. Taking a step ahead, the company today has added a small but useful update to this feature making it easier to download pages for offline viewing.

Now when you long press on any link in Chrome, a new option called 'Download link' appears. This option also appears when you tap and hold on any article suggestion on a new tab page. Also, if you happen to have connectivity issues or for any reason the Chrome dinosaur image appears, you will now see a 'Download Page Later' button that will automatically save the page whenever you are back online. Sounds neat. All downloaded articles show up in the recent downloads list with a new offline badge.

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“Now you’ll always have a ready-to-go list of pages or articles to read even if you are out of data for the month or lose the network in a dead zone. Update to the latest version of Chrome and tap the download icon on any page to get started,” Google said in a blog post.

So basically you can save pages when you are online or offline. Of course to do that you will need the latest version of Chrome (v58 or above) for Android. 


Published Date: May 09, 2017 07:37 pm | Updated Date: May 09, 2017 07:37 pm