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Chrome for Android gets ability to download news articles for offline access

Google has added a new and useful feature to its Chrome browser on Android. The functionality lets the browser save stuff like news articles when your device is connected to the Internet, so that they can be made available for offline viewing.

Here’s how the company explained the new feature in a recent blog post:

When youre connected to free, unmetered WiFi, Chrome will automatically download relevant articles, based on what content is most popular in your location. If youre signed into Chrome, youll also get articles that are relevant to you, based on your browsing history. This downloaded content is then available whenever you want to access it, even if you dont have a connection.

Google says the feature is specifically aimed at its Next Billion Users (NBU) markets, and has been made available to users in over 100 countries, including India, Nigeria, Indonesia, and Brazil. The updated Chrome for Android app is now available on Google Play.

Source | Google Play