Google Chrome for iOS to get Safari-like Reading List feature

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Chrome on iOS just keeps getting better.
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Google Chrome is already the best third-party web browser on iOS, and with every update, it gets even better. The next will bring a Safari-like Reading List feature that lets you save web pages for later.

When you’re browsing the web on your iPhone, it’s common to stumble upon webpages and articles that you don’t have time to read right away. There are a bunch of third-party services that let you save them for later, or you can add them to your Reading List in Safari.

Now the same feature is coming to Google Chrome version 57. It will be almost identical to Safari’s Reading List, and it will be accessible from the menu that sits alongside the address bar. Next to the Reading List option, you’ll be able to see how many pages are still unread.

The interface also splits up read and unread articles so that it’s easy to find those you haven’t viewed yet. This is one feature you won’t find in your Reading List in Safari.

Interestingly, Chrome on desktops doesn’t offer a Reading List feature. It’s not quite as useful there, since users tend to be in less of a rush when browsing the web on their computers. However, it means you won’t be able to sync saved articles from mobile to desktop.

Reading List is currently being tested inside the latest Chrome Beta for iOS, reports 9to5Mac, but it should be available to all with the next public update. If you haven’t already, download Chrome for iOS from the App Store to make sure you’re ready for it.