The desktop version of Google Chrome’s browser has got a reader mode. The feature is already available in Chrome Canary browser and aims to make an article easier to read by the removal a page’s background clutter.
It is expected that the reader mode will be available on various operating system versions, including mac OS, Linux, and Windows. At the moment, the feature is only available as Chrome Android app and in the Chrome Canary browser. Over time, the technology giant intends to provide access on all platforms without exception.
The new reader mode isn’t entirely new for Chrome. It’s existed for a while in the Android version of the app where it’s called “Simplified view,” and it can be turned on from the browser’s accessibility menu.
Reader mode is a common browser feature. Safari added its reader mode in 2010, and Firefox and Microsoft’s Edge browser have had one since 2015. All three allow users to adjust the font size and change page color.