Eagle-eyed internet users may have noticed a small but subtle change in Google’s popular Chrome browser.
The most recent version of Chrome includes a new ‘Reading List’ button nestled into the top right corner of the browser window.
It’s basically Google’s answer to Microsoft Edge’s ‘Collections’ feature and lets users collect and organise links to different websites. They’re stored there so you can…errr…read them later.
The new feature is reaching people as part of the Chrome 89 rollout and the reception seems to be mixed.
On the one hand, people appreciate more tools to organise their browsing. On the other, we already have a bookmarks bar and are we ever going to get round to reading all those articles we save?
The good news is that if you don’t want to have the Reading List feature cluttering up your Chrome window, there is a way to remove it.
How to remove Reading List on Google Chrome
To remove the feature, just follow these steps:
- Enter chrome://flags/#read-later into the address bar and hit the Enter key
- Select Disabled from the drop-down list displayed next to the ‘Reading List’ option
- Restart the browser.