Latest update in Google Chrome for Android makes offline use of webpages easier

Google Chrome for Android has integrated a feature that allows users to save webpages offline.


Last year Google had already launched a feature which enabled the users to save pages offline with Chrome for Android and now the search giant has eased up the process further with their latest upgrade.

In its latest update to Google Chrome for Android, which is already available for downloading on Google Play Store, the company has integrated a feature that allows users to now save webpages for offline use just by long-pressing the link and selecting "Download Page Later" option.

"This feature is also available when you long press an article suggestion on the new tab page," the company said in its official blog. Additionally, next time you see Chrome's offline dinosaur (if there is no Internet connection), you will get a 'Download Page Later' option.

When users press that option, Google Chrome for Android will automatically download the page for offline reading whenever you are online next time.

"When you open a new tab, you will see articles that you have downloaded tagged with a new offline badge. We will also show a list of your recent downloads right on the page for easy access," the note read.

It is definitely a welcome move for people who face connectivity problems in their areas and this seems to be a priority for Google right now.

As the entire point of introducing the feature within Chrome for Android was to ease up the process of downloading pages for offline use, the latest changes pose a threat for apps that offer the same functionality. Although, several apps are available that allow users to save webpages for offline reading, according to Google's data, more than 45 million webpages are downloaded every week through Google Chrome, reported Gadgets360.

This article was first published on May 9, 2017