Latest Version of Google Chrome Brings Incognito Mode Update With Read Later Feature Coming Soon

It’s not often that you hear about Google Chrome playing catch up with a Microsoft web browser. In the days of Internet Explorer this would be a laughable concept, but it’s fair to say that Microsoft Edge has ended up changing things quite a bit. This browser has come fully loaded with some features that even Chrome doesn’t have, and this has lead to Google planning updates that would help bring Chrome on par with Edge in terms of unique features some of which are quite useful to the average user.

One feature that got a lot of praise was a “Set Aside Tabs” feature. This basically allows you to create a list of web pages and articles that you find interesting but might not have the kind of time on your hands to read immediately. This is a great time saving feature, and Google has indicated that a similar feature which they would be referring to as the “Read Later” feature is going to be coming to Chrome quite soon. A lot of users have already reported seeing a Read Later button but it currently doesn’t do anything. Still, the button being there means that Google will probably rolling the actual feature out sooner rather than later.



Another important update that has already come to Chrome Canary has to do with Incognito Mode. After enabling this experimental flag "chrome://flags/#enable-incognito-shortcut-on-desktop" you will be able to add a shortcut to incognito mode that would allow you to open this version of the browser directly rather than having to open regular Chrome up first and then selecting incognito mode. This can simplify matters for a lot of users that use and prefer incognito mode because of the fact that they want to prevent their search history from being recorded as well as getting a little more privacy on the internet, while some also want their guests to use this specific mode instead of their regular version where they've their all logins and data.



Sources: Reddit. // TD.

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