Reader Mode Comes to Chrome for Android on Android Lollipop and KitKat

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  • 27 Nov 2014
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  • Google has been working on a Reader Mode meant for Chrome for Android throughout this year and today we’re one step closer for that feature becoming official. What this feature does is that it throws away all distractions and focuses solely on the text in the web browser.

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    It makes it easier to read articles and see the relevant pictures. Safari for iOS had this feature available for a while now and Windows Phone’s browser also got it a few months ago. The feature has arrived on Chrome for Android, in experimental mode for now. As shown in the image above it pops up as a blue icon to the right of the browser bar. The function came to Chrome for Android months ago, but only in the beta of the browser.

    The folks of Gigaom came across it on the Verizon Moto X 2015 with Android 5.0 and this was also confirmed on the Nexus 5. KitKat has also been reported to support this feature on the Chrome for Android browser. Considering the option is experimental, you have to set it up manually, by typing “chrome://flags” in Chrome for Android 5.0 and then scrolling down to the Enable Reader Mode Tool Icon option.

    Then you click the Enable button and you’re done.

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