How to Use Google Chrome’s New Deep-Linking Feature

Google Chrome Deep link text
Google Chrome Deep link text

Do you know how to use Google Chrome’s new deep-linking feature? Have you ever consider creating a link that extended to a particular or specific part of a long web page? Chrome 80 lets us make that possible for the users with a new deep-linking feature called “Scroll To Text Fragment”.

This feature does not need any particular effort on the portion of a website’s developer. You will able to create deep links to any web page on any website. However, these links will be only work in the Google Chrome 80 version for now. You can check the version of Chrome by click on the More or Menu option, then select Help option. Select the About Google Chrome to see if you have the updated version of Chrome installed.

What is the scroll to a text fragment?

The Scroll To Text Fragment is a controversial feature implemented in Google Chrome version 80. This feature work only of the Chrome browser on Desktop and android only does not support iOS. It is designed as a global process to deep-linking or deep-link to any portion or part of a web page document. This lets the users link to a specific part of a page, using a text snippet provided in the Link or URL.

How to Create Links That Scroll to a Text Fragment

Let’s show how to create links or deep-linking that scroll to a Text Fragment.

  1. Go to the following link to take a look at this feature in action if you are using Google Chrome.
  2. When you click on this link, Chrome will load our homepage and then go down to the bottom of it and select to highlight the “Directly Link” text: dowpie.com/#:~:text=directly%20link
  3. We did not do something special to turn on this on our website.
  4. Google Chrome pays attention to the parameter at the end of the URL.
  5. When you load the website page, it goes to the text that you match what you have specified in the ULR or Link and highlights it.
How to Use Google Chrome’s New Deep-Linking Feature
How to Use Google Chrome’s New Deep-Linking Feature

How to Use the Feature of Scroll to a Text Fragment

Here you can use this feature in the most basic form in the following steps:

  1. Go to the website page and add #:~:text=WORD to the end of the web page’s address, replacing “WORD” with a word of you are choosing
  2. Use “%20” in place of a space character
  3. For example, let’s say you want to create a link or URL to the word “Historically” on the Wikipedia article about Loins.
  4. You would take the address https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion and #:~:text=Historically
  5. The resulting link would be: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion#:~:text=Historically
How to Use the Feature of Scroll to a Text Fragment
How to Use the Feature of Scroll to a Text Fragment

The new deep linking feature also supports more complex instructions instead of just one or two words description. This may help with more complicated files or documents. For more further technical information read the draft Text Fragments standards document.

There are a lot of discussions about the privacy concerns with this link feature, but this stable release is already available in the  Google Chrome 80 version. Other browsers have not yet signed up.

How to Directly Link to Text on a Web Page in Chrome browser

Now a day’s Google is using the direct link to tex a web page feature in Google search results, so you will be going sometime directly to particular text on a website page after clicking a search result. You can also take benefit of this function yourself when sharing a link with family members, friends, or coworkers.

How to Use Chrome Scroll to Text on Web page?

Chrome scroll to text Fragment. This function lets an author or user link to a particular part or portion of a web page, using a text snippet provided in the link URL. When the page is loaded, the web browser highlights the specific text and scrolls it into view.

Can’t get Scroll to Text fragment to work in Chrome 80

If you are using the Chrome 81 version then you can get the Scroll to Text fragment and will work nice.

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