Chrome for iOS Gains New ‘Read Later’ Feature

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.

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]


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Google Chrome iOS Update Adds QR Code Scanner to 3D Touch Menu

Google yesterday updated the iOS version of Google Chrome with two new features for the iPhone and iPad web browsing app. On iOS devices that support 3D Touch, users can now 3D Touch on Google Chrome to bring up a quick access menu that now includes "Scan QR Code," directly integrating a feature that traditionally requires users to download a random third-party app to be able to scan codes.


In addition to the new Scan QR Code option, from the 3D Touch menu users can initiate a Voice Search, start a New Incognito Tab, open a regular New Tab, or open the most recent copied link. Users can also use Spotlight on iOS to search for "QR Code" and Chrome's "Scan QR Code" function will appear in the results list.

Additionally, the update has redesigned the tab switcher on the iPad version of Google Chrome, which the company says makes "it easier to access your open sites" within the app.

Google Chrome is available to download for free on the App Store. [Direct Link]


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