Save more mobile data with Chrome’s new offline feature for Android

Joanna Estrada
June 25, 2018

Google is making it easier for Chrome users across the globe to access content that they need to stay on top of even when they don't have an internet connection.

Users will have to update or download the latest version of chrome from Google Play store in order to use this exclusive feature.

That screenshot is from Canary, the least stable of the Chrome builds but the only one I've now got the functionality on.

"It can be frustrating and hard to access the web when you lose connectivity or spend days disconnected". It says that the feature is available in India, Brazil, Nigeria and over 100 other countries.

When youre connected to free, unmetered WiFi, Chrome will automatically download relevant articles, based on what content is most popular in your location.

When you're signed into Chrome this new feature will allow you to push articles which are based on your history. You could already save Chrome pages for offline viewing and they would be stored in the Downloads section of the app.

Now, the company is announcing a new feature for Chrome on Android which might be even more divisive. The browser at that time added the ability to download music, videos, and full web pages.

"Chrome's goal is to make the web work well for everyone, everywhere".

Google hasn't detailed what sort of "relevant articles" will be automatically downloaded on the basis of most popular content in a particular location. There isn't any workaround to enable the new experience.

Chrome's data saver has been great for users in developing countries, and this new addition will help to save further precious bytes assuming the content it decides to download is actually relevant.

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