Google Chrome added some offline functionality last year, but with this latest update has made it even easier to cache and read pages when you don’t have access to the internet.
If you already updated Chrome to the latest version you should be able to save a local copy of a web article. But since Chrome’s devs are keen to a minimalistic device, things are not as intuitive as they should be.
With this in mind, we are going to show you how to save pages for offline reading as well as schedule a page to download when you connect to the internet again.
How to save a Local Copy of a Web Page on Chrome for Android
1. Open Chrome and navigate to the website that holds the article you want to save. Tap and hold on the link you are trying to save.
2. Tap on Download link and wait until the page is downloaded.
3. Once the page is downloaded you can open it from your notification bar without any data connection. It will be stored in your default downloads folder.
Note: You can also go about this the other way around and visit a link while offline and tap on Download Page Later. This will schedule that page for download so the next time you connect to the internet it will be downloaded to your device.
That’s it. Now read at your ease.