Google is finally working on adding a reader mode to Chrome, years after Apple’s Safari and Microsoft’s Edge. This reader mode isn’t yet generally available but can be found by Chrome 75 users in the flags page. It’s not as feature-full as Microsoft Edge’s is yet, but that’s likely due to its experimental nature.
Here’s how to get Chrome’s new reader mode
- First, make sure you’re running Chrome 75, then navigate to Chrome://flags.
- Search for “Reader mode.” and then turn the flag from “Default” to “Enabled.”
- Restart your browser.
- Now, on any text rich page, open the overflow menu. Look for ‘Distill page.’
- You should now see a clean, clutter-free layout just like the one in the image at the top.