How to View or Save Webpages Offline in Chrome on Android

If you read a lot of articles online, it is sad that you may not be connected to the internet always but you want to save the page offline. How do you do that? Quite often, when you read something on the web and you feel that it is worth to save that thing offline for future reference, things like a cooking recipe, diet chart, some important articles or whatever, but you are stuck and don’t know the complexities of saving a web page for offline usage. Fret not, here we have top ways to save a webpage offline in chrome on Android.

Saving pages for offline use can be helpful at times. Let’s say you are on a plane and you don’t have any connectivity over there. Even the magazines are boring. What if you could read the unfinished articles which you were reading yesterday but only if you had saved it for offline usage. Stuck in an area with no reception? Having some offline content stored on your Android would definitely help you to pass away time. In the present world, internet has become a necessity. We are connected to the Internet almost every time of the day, be it at work or outside of work. Without a connection, it feels like there’s nothing you can do. You can always bookmark a page but to reopen that page you need internet connection every time which is sometimes not possible when you are out of data pack or run into issues with network connectivity.  You need to save the webpage offline so that you can use it even when you don’t have internet connectivity.

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People have used application like Pocket to save links to read later. But for those who don’t like to keep a lot of apps in their android system this seems unconventional. But if you are an Android user and you use Chrome, your life has just been simpler. Chrome is a wonderful mobile browser with many features, this app has a quick and easy way to save pages for later. You can use Chrome to save webpages on any Android device. The new version of Chrome has already rolled out across the Play Store and it has a lot to offer including the “download page offline” feature. Chrome has expanded it’s browser’s downloading functionality and you can save videos, music or even an entire page for offline usage. The features were first announced in last September as part of a push by Google focused on the Indian market. You can download webpages on your android device and read them later easily with the upgrade. In this quick guide there are three different ways to save or view webpages offline in Chrome on Android. Here you go:

3 Best Ways to Save Webpages for offline reading on Chrome Android

1. The Classic Way

Just upgrade your google chrome and follow the steps to get going. In case, if you don’t have Chrome just download it from here. Follow the steps to get going:

Step 1: Open the Google Chrome app from the app drawer.

Step 2: Visit the web page you wish to save for offline reading.

Step 3: Click on the 3 dot menu at the top right corner of the Chrome browser.

Step 4: Tap on the download button from the menu.

Step 5: Voila ! Website has been saved to your local storage for offline reading

How do you access the saved page offline page on Chrome?

You can use it from the Chrome Downloads. Follow the steps to view the saved offline webpages in Chrome on Android Phone:


Step 1: Open Chrome browser.

Step 2: Click on the 3 dot menu at the top right corner of the Chrome browser.

Step 3: Tap on “Downloads” from that menu.

Step 4: Now you can view all the web pages that you have saved earlier, you can also see the media you have downloaded or saved.

2. Not So Class Way

You can always save the pages as PDF, you can read it anywhere either in your mobile or on your computer. To save as PDF in chrome:

Step 1: Open Chrome and open any website to save.

Step 2: Click on the 3 dot menu at the top right corner of the Chrome browser.

Step 3: Tap on share and then choose Print from the options available. However, on some older version you can see a direct option of print.

Step 4: Drop down the list of printers and select “Save as PDF” from the option.

Step: Select the location at which you want to save the PDF and your page will we saved as pdf at the specified location.

3. Old Fashioned Way

This option is totally out of use today i.e. using apps like Pocket. Some of the popular offline read-it-later apps are Pocket, Instapaper, Readability, Evernote and many more. The reason they are out of use is because of the added new feature in Chrome. Most offline reading apps just save the text of the website for reading later, however, Chrome’s native feature saves the entire webpage. Still if you want to go with this method, follow the steps:

Step 1: Open up Google Chrome and load a page you want to save.

Step 2: Click on the 3 dot menu at the top right corner of the Chrome browser.

Step 3: Click on share and then select Pocket (or whatever read-it-later app you have) from the list.

Step 4: Done ! Open up the app to view.

There is yet another way of saving pages, that I guess no should go for i.e. taking screenshot. Google has made it way easier to download webpages to read offline while using Chrome on Android. Chrome browser brings a very easy to use method for saving webpages for offline viewing, or just reading at a later time.  Remember that this feature is only available in Chrome 55 or above version. Download it and start browsing your favorite website anytime, anywhere in the world even without an internet connection. Do let us know what method would you prefer. Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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