How to Enable and Use Google Chrome’s “Reading List” on Android

Do you know how to enable Google Chrome’s Reading List on your android smartphone? Google Chrome’s Reading List available on the iPhone and slowly came to the Desktop web browser. Due to some cause, this option has taken a while to show up on Android devices. If you want to be available this feature on your Android device, then you can enable it right now within few steps.

The Chrome’s Reading List feature at the time of writing the post is now only available on Android smartphones via a flag. Slowly, it will become a standard feature of the web browser, but now then, this is the only method to turn it on or enable it.

Important Note: There is a certain reason behind Chrome flags of the features. They may be unstable might negatively impact your web browser’s performance, and can vanish without notice. If you want to enable the flags at your own risk.

Read: How to Add Web Pages to Google Chrome’s Reading List on Desktop & Mobile

How to Enable and Use Chrome’s Reading List on Android Phone

Let’s show you how to enable Chrome’s Reading list and use it on your Android smartphone or tablet using chorme://flags. Here are the following guidelines for your information.

How to Enable Chrome’s Reading List on Android

Luckily now the Android users can enable Chrome’s Reading List while using chrome://flags in the following steps:

  • Tap on the Google Chrome app to open your Android tablet or phone
  • Now tap in the address bar and type chrome://flags command
  • Go to the search box at the top of the page and type the Reading List. This will search for a flag with a similar name.
  • Here tap on the drop-down menu for Reading List
  • Select the Enabled option from the pop-up menu
  • If you want to apply these changes to Chrome then it will ask you to restart the browser. Tap on the Relaunch option at the bottom and wait to re-opening of the Chrome browser.
Select the Enable Reading List Flag
Select the Enable Reading List Flag
Select Enabled option and Relaunch to Apply Chrome Changes
Select Enabled option and Relaunch to Apply Chrome Changes

Read: How to Disable and Remove the Google Chrome Reading List

How to Use Chrome’s Reading List on Android

When the Chrome’s Reading List flag enabled on Android devices, let us now actually use the feature. Here we will cover first adding pages to Reading List feature. To adding the pages to the Reading List feature there are two methods.

First Way to Add Pages to Chrome Reading List

The first method to use the Chrome Reading List and follow these given steps:

  • Open your Chrome mobile app
  • Just tap and hold any link to bring up the contextual menu
  • Select the Read Later option from the menu
  • After that, it will be added

Read: How to Generate a URL QR Code in Google Chrome on Android

Second Way to Add Pages to Chrome’s Reading List

The 2nd way to add pages to Chrome’s reading list once you are already on the page. Here are the following steps do this:

  • Open Chrome mobile app and tap on the three-dot icon menu in the upper right side corner
  • Now, at the top of the menu select the star icon
  • Select the Reading List option to add the page when a menu will slide up from the bottom of the screen.
  • Again tap on the three-dot icon from the top right corner to navigate the Reading List
  • Select the Bookmarks option from the menu
  • Tap on the Reading List available at the top of the Bookmarks page
  • You will see that Reading List is organized with unread articles or pages at the top and at the bottom read pages. These unread pages have been downloaded for offline reading.
Add Web Page to Reading List
Add Web Page to Reading List
Access and Use Reading List
Access and Use Reading List

If you want to mark as read, select or delete a web page from the Reading List. Then tap on the three-dot icon next to web page and select one of the option (Mark as read, Select, or Delete) from the menu.

Mark as Read, Select, or Delete Pages from Reading List
Mark as Read, Select, or Delete Pages from Reading List

After the above discussion, you will be able to enable and use Chrome’s Reading List only in this way. It will slowly be default in the web browser, but until then, this is the only method to enable it on an Android device. In case you are already using it elsewhere, it makes sense to skip the wait.

Read: How to change your homepage on a Google Chrome browser for Mac or PC

How to Set as Default or Disable Chrome’s Reading List on Android

When you change your mind or many other reason to disable or turn off the Reading List option on your Android smartphone or tablet. Here are the following steps:

  • First, open Google Chrome’s mobile app
  • Type chrome://flags in the address bar and select in the search result
  • Here tap on the drop-down menu for Reading List
  • Select the Default or Disabled option from the pop-up menu
  • If you want to apply these changes to Chrome then it will ask you to restart the browser.
  • Tap on the Relaunch option at the bottom and wait to re-opening of the Chrome browser.
Default or Disabled Reading List Flag
Default or Disabled Reading List Flag
Tap Default or Disable and Relaunch Chrome browser
Tap Default or Disable and Relaunch Chrome browser

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By Umar Ali

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