Google continues the series of improvements to make the life of the users easier by allowing them to access information even if they do not have an internet connection. The newest version of Chrome for Android receives a series of updates and features, including a series of changes for the Downloads option which allows for the offline access of content.
The Downloads feature was introduced in December
Google brought this feature on the Android version of the Chrome browser. The main advantage of this option was the fact that it allowed users to save anything interesting they stumbled upon, including web pages, or music. Then, they could access these saves and view them any time they wanted.
To save a web page, you only had to open the menu of the browser from the right corner on the top, and select Save. The same menu contained the Downloads button, which opened all your saved items and allowed you to select whatever you wanted to view.
The feature got simplified and more permissive
Now, you no longer have to follow all these steps. If you tap a link and keep it pressed, the browser opens the option Download Link. Moreover, the option works even when you are not connected to the internet. You can select Download Page Later and, when you get back online, Chrome downloads the link for you.
Also, the New Tab design got brushed up a little. It will also display the previously downloaded articles, which are marked by an offline badge. Also, these features connect Chrome with other devices, such as Pocket. This is useful, since Pocket allows users to save content while online and then view it when they are offline.
Google made a big step with this feature. Since they included it in the browser, certain third-party serviced might soon be abandoned, and the browsing experience might become more private.
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