Internet drops? Here's how to use Chrome's new offline download mode on Android


You know the drill - your in-laws have invited you to visit them abroad, and data roaming charges are killing your carefully selected cheapest wireless data plan, yet you still want to read that awesome lengthy article you saw when you woke up during the subway commute, just like at home. Fret not, as Chrome for Android now makes it much easier to download whole weblinks for offline viewing while you piggyback on your in-laws Wi-fi. Here's what you need to do:

1. Get the latest version of Chrome for Android from Google Play;

2. Load the website with the links you want saved;

3. Long-press the link and choose "Download" from the pop-up menu. Alternatively, you can open the website you want to fetch, click on the three-dot menu at the top, and tap "Download";

4. Wait for the webpage to download, turn off all internet, and open a new tab - the downloaded links should be right under your most visited sites icons beneath the search bar now;

5. Tip: if you see Google's offline warning dinosaur, there is now a blue button "Download page later." Tap on it, and the site you are interested in will be downloaded for offline viewing the next time you are back on the Internets. Neat.

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