Chrome’s reading list is a convenient solution when you’re in a rush or need to save an online article for later reading. This feature allows you to save articles and websites for easy access later, without cluttering up your bookmarks or tabs. If you’re someone who often finds interesting articles or websites while browsing the web, you might want to consider using Chrome’s reading list feature.
In this quick and easy article, let me show you how to use the reading list feature to its fullest potential. You will learn how to add articles, mark items as read, and remove them from the list with just a few clicks.
Table of contents:
- How To Open Reading List in Chrome
- How To Add an Article, Webpage, or Website to the Reading List
- How To Mark an Item As Read in the Reading List
- How To Remove an Item From the Reading List
- Frequently asked questions
How To Open Reading List in Chrome
To open your reading list in Chrome, click on the Show Sidebar icon on the top right side of the address bar. Generally, that icon will be to the left of your user icon. See the highlighted image below.
By default, the sidebar opens with the Reading List. If not, select Reading List from the top dropdown menu in the sidebar. As soon as you do that, you can see your Chrome reading list.
How To Add an Article, Webpage, or Website to the Reading List
You can add an article or website to Chrome’s reading list. Follow the below steps:
First, go to the web page, article, or website you want to add to your reading list. Next, click the sidebar icon on the address bar to open the Reading List.
After that, click/tab the Add Current Tab button to add the article to your reading list.
When you want to read the article added to your reading list, open the reading list and click on the item. It instantly opens the article in the same tab. If you want it to open in a new tab, right-click on the item and select ‘Open in new tab’ on middle-click on it.
How To Mark an Item As Read in the Reading List
After reading an article from your reading list, you can cross it off from the list by marking it as ‘read.’ That way, you will know which article you should read later and better manage the reading list. Follow the below steps to mark items as read in Chrome’s reading list.
First, open the reading list in Chrome. Next, mouse over the article you want to mark as read and click/tap on the checkmark icon.
As soon as you do that, the article is marked as read and moved from “Unread” to the “Pages you’ve read” section.
If you want, you can undo it and move the article back to the Unread section by clicking the checkmark icon again.
How To Remove an Item From the Reading List
If you accidentally added an item or no longer need an article in the reading list, you can delete it. Here’s how.
First, click the show sidebar icon on the address bar to open the Chrome reading list. After it opens, right-click on the item or article you want to delete and select the ‘Delete’ option.
The selected item is immediately deleted as soon as you click the Delete option.
Frequently Asked Questions
As of writing this, there is no default keyboard shortcut to open the Reading List. Hopefully, Google will add a keyboard in future versions.
As of writing this, there is no default keyboard shortcut to add an article to the Reading List. Hopefully, Google will add a keyboard in future versions.
Yes, as long as you are signed into your Google account, your reading list is automatically synced with all your devices.
No, the reading list is a built-in feature in Chrome; you cannot disable it.
Using Reading List in Chrome — Conclusion
All in all, the new reading list feature is a powerful and useful tool for anyone who wants to stay organized while browsing the web. With its simple interface and easy-to-use options, the reading list allows you to quickly add, modify, and remove articles for later reading. After all, you can’t read every interesting article you come across right away. Trust me, once you start using the reading list feature in Chrome, you will use it way more than you think.
That is all. It is that simple to use reading list in Chrome.
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