Chrome for Android lets you save music, videos, entire webpages for offline viewing in latest update

Chrome for Android lets you save music, videos, entire webpages for offline viewing in latest update
A new build of Chrome for Android is now rolling out. Version 55 of Google's immensely popular web browser brings a handful of welcomed new features, among which are various ways to view content offline, as well as a host of performance improvements that should smooth things out a bit on lower-end devices.

The update adds a new “Download” button in Chrome's overflow menu, represented by the well-known downward arrow icon, that lets you save full webpages for offline viewing, with layout, text, and images intact. You can also download media for offline viewing, but you may be disappointed if you were hoping for that to apply to YouTube video downloads. You can save YouTube pages, but the videos are not playable offline. Everything you save from the web is stored in chronological order in the revamped “Downloads” tab found in the overflow menu, which now features a separate side menu listing your downloads by file type and how much space you've used.

Apart from the cool offline capabilities, Chrome v. 55 also highlights misspelled words in text fields and brings minor tweaks to the browser's user interface. If you still haven't received the new build, give it a day or two and it will roll out your way via Google Play.

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source: Google



1. civicsr2cool

Posts: 281; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

Anyone know how to do the opposite of this? I have 100+ tabs open at all times and my Chrome app data is 4+ gigs at any given time. I would love to have the pages load when I go to them not be stored in data.

2. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 2016

This has been on Chrome Beta for weeks/months now! Download Beta, it's the same damn thing but gets features way before normal Chrome!

3. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

If you really want those, try Canary.

4. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

does it allow Youtube playing in background?

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