Down­load web con­tent in Chrome

Marie Brewis ex­plains how to down­load web pages and video in Chrome, so you can view them off­line on an An­droid de­vice

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Google has up­dated its Chrome mo­bile browser to al­low off­line view­ing of web pages and video. This is great news if you’re go­ing to be away from a web con­nec­tion with lit­tle to keep you oc­cu­pied, al­though as al­ways you’ll need to pre­pare be­fore you leave. For­tu­nately, that’s a piece of cake. Here’s how

to down­load web pages in Chrome and how to down­load video in Chrome.

Down­load web pages for off­line view­ing

Launch Chrome and browse to the web page you want to be able to read off­line. Tap the three dots at the top of the Chrome win­dow and hit the down­load icon (in be­tween the star for book­marks and the in­for­ma­tion icon). If you don’t see this icon you will need to up­date Chrome. The web page will au­to­mat­i­cally down­load, but do note that in our ex­pe­ri­ence if it is a multi-page ar­ti­cle you will need to re­peat this process for each page. To view the web page when you are off­line, pull down the no­ti­fi­ca­tion bar at the top of the screen and hit the no­ti­fi­ca­tion that the page has down­loaded, or re-en­ter Chrome and again press the three dots icon at the top right of the page. Se­lect Down­loads, then choose the web page from the list.

Down­load video for off­line view­ing

Launch Chrome and browse to the video you want to watch off­line. Hit play on the video, then tap and hold on it. You should get a pop-up that says Down­load video. Tap this. The video will au­to­mat­i­cally down­load to your de­vice and, as be­fore, you have two ways of ac­cess­ing it. Ei­ther pull down the no­ti­fi­ca­tion bar at the top of the screen and hit the no­ti­fi­ca­tion that says the video has suc­cess­fully down­loaded, or re-en­ter Chrome, tap the three dots icon at the top right, choose Down­loads and se­lect the video from the list.

You should note that this method will not work for YouTube videos.

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