How to Bulk Delete Emails in Gmail

Want to wipe your Gmail inbox clean? Using Gmail’s bulk delete option, you can delete all emails from your Gmail account at once in just a few clicks.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
January 11, 2022

Want to wipe your Gmail inbox clean? Using Gmail’s bulk delete option, you can delete all emails from your Gmail account at once in just a few clicks.

If you use the Gmail app on an iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, you can not delete all emails at once on your device. This means you will have to rely on the Gmail site to purge your inbox. Let’s explore how this is done.

This is for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chromebook using Gmail

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Deleting all your emails does not delete your Gmail account. You can still send and receive emails after you have deleted all your existing emails.

First, open a web browser on your Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer and access the Gmail site. Log in to your Gmail account on the site if not already logged in.

Next, in the sidebar on the left, click All Mail. If you do not see this option, click More to reveal the option. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing All Mail option

Now, in the pane on the right, you will see all your Gmail emails, including your archived emails. To delete these emails, you will have to first select all these emails. This is done by clicking the Select option (a square icon) at the top of the Gmail interface. See the below image:

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Selecting up to 50 emails

Once check-marked, up to the default (50) emails will be highlighted for deletion.

Next, to select the emails that are not on this page, at the top of the emails list, click the Select all X conversations in All Mail, where “X” is the number of emails in the All Mail folder. See the following image:

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Selecting to delete all emails

Now, all your emails are now selected. To start deleting them, at the top of the Gmail interface, click the Delete option (the trash icon). Refer to the below image:

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Delete all emails

Next, you will see a Confirm bulk action pop-up message. Here, click OK. See the below image:

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Confirming the deletion

Now, Gmail will start deleting and moving your emails to the Trash folder. To remove your emails for good, you will have to empty the Trash. To do so, in Gmail’s left sidebar, click the Trash folder. See the following image:

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Selecting your Trash emails

In the pane on the right, at the top, click Empty Trash now. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting to empty your Trash emails

Next, in the Confirm deleting messages pop-up message that opens, click OK. See the below image:

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Confirm the deletion

You will receive a cute message from Google about how their servers “feel”. (By the way, servers have no “feelings”). See the following image:

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The servers are “feeling unloved”

Now, all your emails except for the ones in the Spam folder are now deleted.

Next, to clear the spam emails, in Gmail’s left sidebar, click Spam. Then, in the pane on the right, click Delete all spam messages now. Refer to the below image:

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Deleting Spam emails

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How to Use Chrome’s Reader Mode

Most web browsers have a built-in Reader Mode that converts web pages into a more reader-friendly view. Strangely, Google Chrome does not have this feature; unless you know how to find it.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
January 6, 2022

Most web browsers have a built-in Reader Mode that converts web pages into a more reader-friendly view. Strangely, Google Chrome does not have this feature; unless you know how to find it. Let’s explore this hidden feature.

This is for desktop devices using Google Chrome

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Google Chrome has included a hidden Reader Mode since all the way back to version 75. However, it’s never been upgraded to a stable, standard feature. Even Microsoft Edge, which is also based on Chromium, has a Reader Mode.

First, we will need to enable a Chrome feature flag. Open the Chrome browser on your computer and type:

chrome://flags

in the address bar, then click Enter. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing Chrome flags

Next, search for Reader Mode in the text box at the top and enable the flag titled Enable Reader Mode. See the below image:

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Enabling Reader Mode

Now, after enabling the flag, see the Relaunch text at the bottom of the screen and restart Chrome to apply the change. See the following image:

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Relaunch Chrome message

Next, when you visit a webpage that has a lot of text, you will see a little book icon on the right side of the address bar. Click it to switch to Reader Mode.

You can also click:

Menu > Enter Reader Mode

to activate it. Refer to the below image:

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Activate Reader Mode

Now, you are looking at a much simpler, less cluttered view of the webpage. Images still appear, but ads and a few other items are removed. To adjust the view, click the A icon in the top right. See the below image:

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Selecting the A icon to see more options

Next, you can change the font, text size, and background color. See the following image:

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Your options

That’s all there is to it! You can now minimize distractions while reading long articles in Chrome. It’s strange that Google has kept this a hidden feature for years, but now you know how to enable it yourself.

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How to Create a QR Code in Google Chrome

With Google Chrome’s built-in QR code option on your desktop, you can make QR codes for any sites and web pages you visit in the browser. When others scan them, they will be taken to the site.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
December 23, 2021

With Google Chrome’s built-in QR code option on your desktop, you can make QR codes for any sites and web pages you visit in the browser. When others scan them, they will be taken to the site. Let’s explore how this is done.

This is for Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook running Chrome

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There are many reasons to generate QR codes for websites. The main reason is to add a QR code to your documents, spreadsheets, presentations, emails, and more. Chrome lets you save the QR codes as images, so you can basically use them anywhere you want.

Since Chrome has a built-in QR code generator, you do not have to install any third-party extensions to get the job done.

First, launch Chrome on your Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer. Then access the website you want to turn into a QR code.

At the top of Chrome, click the address bar to reveal the QR code option. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting the website

Next, in the far right of the address bar, you will now see various icons. Click the Create QR Code For This Page icon (which is a partial square icon with four small squares). If the icon is missing, click the Zoom icon and click Reset. See the below image:

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Selecting the QR icon

Now, Chrome will open a Scan QR Code pop-up with your generated QR code in it. You can now scan this QR code from your iPhone or Android phone. See the following image:

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Your generated QR code

Next, to save this QR code as an image to your computer, at the bottom-right-hand corner of the Scan QR Code pop-up window, click Download. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting to Download the QR code

Now, you will see your computer’s standard Save As window. Select a folder to save your QR code image in, type a name for the image, and click Save. See the below image:

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Saving the QR code

And that’s all there is to making QR codes in Chrome on the desktop. A nice feature of Chrome.

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How to Use Apple Notes in a Browser

Apple Notes syncs between devices for anyone with an Apple ID, which is required to use devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Mac computers. Unfortunately, there’s no native app for Windows or Android users, but the web version can make a suitable substitute.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
December 22, 2021

Apple Notes syncs between devices for anyone with an Apple ID, which is required to use devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Mac computers. Unfortunately, there’s no native app for Windows or Android users, but the web version can make a suitable substitute. Let’s explore how to use Apple Notes on the web.

This is for devices using Notes on iCloud

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Turn on iCloud Sync for Notes

If you use Apple Notes on an Apple device, first ensure you have iCloud sync enabled so that new notes and changes are pushed to all of your devices. This should be enabled by default, but it’s a good idea to check.

First, on an iPhone or iPad, you can do this under:

Settings > [Your Name] > iCloud

and enabling the Apple Notes setting. Refer to the below image:

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Enabling iCloud Notes sync

On a Mac, this can be turned on under:

System Preferences > Apple ID

and checkmark the Notes setting.

When making notes, make sure that you are placing them in your iCloud folders since it’s possible to have offline folders too that are device-specific. See the below image:

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Ensuring Notes are under iCloud

Once enabled, new notes will be placed in iCloud by default.

Access Notes in a Browser via iCloud

Next, with your Mac, iPhone, and iPad now syncing Apple Notes to iCloud, you can access them using a web browser by heading to iCloud.com and logging in with your Apple ID. See the following image:

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Signing in to iCloud.com

Now, you may need to pass a two-factor authentication check, so make sure you choose to Trust this computer if you want to log in faster in the future. You should only trust personal computers and smartphones that you own, and never trust a computer or device that you share with others. Refer to the below image:

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Trusting your device

Next, once you are in, click on Notes to see a web-based version of the Apple Notes app. You can use this to access and edit existing notes, create new ones, and share with other iCloud users. See the below image:

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Selecting iCloud Notes on the web

While you can access locked notes by entering your Apple ID password, you can not apply a lock to existing or new notes. See the following image for a listing of your Notes:

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Listing of your iCloud Notes

Turn iCloud Into an App on Windows or Android

Now, you can keep Apple Notes open in its own pinned tab, but it may be more convenient to turn the web app into an application or shortcut you can run from your Start menu or Android home screen.

  • Windows users can do this using Chrome or Edge, pin it to your Taskbar, and apply a custom icon if you like. You will need to log in from time to time, but as long as you Trust your browser when entering the two-factor authentication code this process will not be quite as tedious.
  • Android users can also do this using Chrome, which places a shortcut on your home screen.

Next, you will receive a message about signing in to iCloud from a browser. Refer to the below image:

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Apple message

Apple Notes is just one service you can take advantage of using a browser thanks to iCloud’s web interface.

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How to Make Guest Optional for Google Calendar Events

Not everyone you invite to a meeting may be a required guest. There might be someone that you want to give the choice to attend. Google Calendar provides the ability to make attendees optional, but it’s not obvious.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
December 9, 2021

Not everyone you invite to a meeting may be a required guest. There might be someone that you want to give the choice to attend. Google Calendar provides the ability to make attendees optional, but it’s not obvious.

It could be your supervisor, a coworker who may not be available, or someone else with an interest in the meeting. By marking them optional, they can decide for themselves if they should or want to attend. And you can make guests optional at the time you create the Google Calendar event or afterward.

This is for devices using Google Calendar

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When Creating the Event

First, launch Google Calendar and sign in if necessary. When you click to create a new event in Google Calendar, you see a small pop-up window to add all the details including your attendees. But you will not spot the optional feature for your guests immediately.

Next, hover your cursor over the attendee’s name or email address after you add it. To the right, you will see a gray contact (person) icon. Click that icon to mark your guest as optional. Refer to the below image:

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Marking a guest as Optional

Now, the icon will appear white indicating the Optional status. You can click it again to make the guest required. See the below image:

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Guest is Optional

After Creating the Event

If you have already created the event, you can still make an attendee optional. Select the event on your Google Calendar to open the small detail window and then click the pencil icon to edit it. See the following image:

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Selecting to Edit the event

Next, on the event detail screen, hover your cursor over the attendee you want to make optional in the Guests section. To the right, click the gray contact icon. Refer to the below image:

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Marking a guest as Optional

Now, click Save at the top to apply your change. See the below image:

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Save your changes

Next, the icon turns white and shows you the person is optional. If you want to make the attendee required again, just click that icon and hit Save. See the following image:

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Guest is Optional

What Guest See

When you make an attendee optional for your event, the word Optional appears below their name. Anyone in the list of guests without the word Optional is required. Refer to the below image:

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Viewing guests who are Optional

If you are setting up a meeting, conference call, or video call in Google Calendar and have certain guests that may want to attend but are not required to, you can easily use the Optional feature.

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How to Make YouTube Videos Fill iPhone Screen

Smartphone displays are rarely the same aspect ratio as YouTube videos. That leaves black bars on the sides. You can pinch-to-zoom to fill the screen, but if you are always doing that, you might as well make it default.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
November 2, 2021

Smartphone displays are rarely the same aspect ratio as YouTube videos. That leaves black bars on the sides. You can pinch-to-zoom to fill the screen, but if you are always doing that, you might as well make it default. Let’s explore how to setup viewing a YouTube video in full screen.

This is is for the iPhone, iPad, and Android. Screenshots are from iPhone XR.

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First, open the YouTube app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Now, tap your profile icon in the top-right-hand corner. Refer to below image:

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Accessing your Profile icon

Next, tap Settings from the menu. See below image:

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Accessing Settings

Now, go to the General section. See following image:

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Accessing General section

Next, toggle the switch for Zoom to fill screen to ON. Refer to below image:

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Toggle ON the Zoom to fill screen

Now, you will no longer need to zoom in on every YouTube video to take up the entire screen.

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How to Upload a Smartphone Video to YouTube

Do you have videos on your smartphone that you want to upload to YouTube but not sure how to do this? If you have recorded videos with your smartphone, you can upload them directly to your YouTube channel from your iPhone or Android device.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
October 27, 2021

Do you have videos on your smartphone that you want to upload to YouTube but not sure how to do this? If you have recorded videos with your smartphone, you can upload them directly to your YouTube channel from your iPhone or Android device. Let’s see how this is done.

This is for iPhone and Android

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First, to upload a video to YouTube from your iPhone or Android device, you will need the official YouTube app on your phone. Download and install the app on your iPhone or Android device, if you have not already done so. To search for the app on an iPhone, go to your very first screen, the Spotlight Search, and type in “YouTube” to locate the app.

Uploading a Video

Next, launch the YouTube app on your phone and log in to your YouTube (Google) account. Then, from the bar at the bottom of the app, select the “+” (plus) sign. Refer to below image:

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Accessing the Add icon

Now, YouTube will open a Create menu. Select Upload a video from this menu. Note! If you want to make a YouTube Short, tap the Create a Short option, or, to stream a video, tap the Go live option. See below image:

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Selecting to Upload a video

Next, you will see an Upload screen that displays all your phone’s videos. Here, tap the video that you would like to upload to YouTube. Then, when the video begins to play, tap NEXT at the top-right corner of the app. See following image:

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Your Video to upload

Add Details

Now, you are on the Add details screen. Here, tap the Title field and enter a title for your video. Then tap Public to choose who can watch your video on YouTube. Refer to below image:

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Add some details about your Video

Set Visibility, Schedule, and Audience

Next, on the Set Visibility screen, select one of these visibility options for your video:

  • Public: This allows anyone on YouTube to watch your video.
  • Unlisted: With this option, only the people you share your video’s link with can watch the video.
  • Private: Only you and the people you choose can watch the video.

Now, tap Schedule to release your video on YouTube at a specific time. See below image:

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Selecting who can see your Video

Set your date then tap OK. See following image:

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Selecting the Video scheduled date

Set your time then tap OK. Refer to below image:

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Selecting the Video scheduled time

Your scheduled release of the video is displayed. See below image:

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Your Video release date and time

Next, tap the Select audience option. See following image:

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Selecting your Audience

If your video is meant for kids, select the Yes, it’s made for kids option. Otherwise, select the No, it’s not made for kids option. If you choose the No… option, you can specify further options by tapping Age restriction (advanced). Next, at the top-right corner of the app, tap Upload (not shown). Refer to below image where we selected the video is made for kids:

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Selecting who is your Audience

Edit Your Video Details

Your video will begin to upload to YouTube. When that’s done, go to Library > Your videos section of the YouTube app. Then, tap the video 3 dots menu button. Now, tap Edit to open the Edit Details screen and make any changes. When you are finished, tap Save. See below image:

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Edit your Video details

Your Videos Listing

Next, access Your videos section to see your uploaded video. See following image:

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Your recently uploaded Video

And that’s how you begin your journey of becoming a YouTuber!

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How to Set Chrome As Your Default Browser in Windows and iPhone/iPad

Features like Google account’s password and bookmark sync, extension support, cross-device migration, etc., make Chrome the number one choice over competitors. Chrome is the most installed web browser used today.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
October 20, 2021

Features like Google account’s password and bookmark sync, extension support, cross-device migration, etc., make Chrome the number one choice over competitors. Chrome is the most installed web browser used today. Let’s explore how to set Chrome as your default browser.

This is for Windows 10 and iPhone/iPad running Chrome

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Before we go any further, you need to have the Google Chrome browser installed on your computer or iPhone/iPad. You can download the Chrome app from the app or play store for your iPhone/iPad or from Google’s website if you are using a desktop or laptop.

Set Chrome as Default Browser on Windows 10

First, open System settings by pressing Windows key+I, and then click on Apps. Refer to below image:

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Selecting Apps from Settings

Next, from the pane on the left side, click Default Apps. See below image:

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Selecting Default Apps

Now, locate the Web Browser section, click on your current default browser, and then scroll through the list and select Google Chrome. See following image where Google Chrome is already my default browser:

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Setting Chrome as default web browser

Next, close Settings. Chrome is now your default web browser.

Set Chrome as Default Browser on iPhone/iPad

If you are running iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 or higher, Apple made it possible to change the default web browser on iPhone/iPad.

First, locate your Settings app on your iPhone/iPad and tap it. Use Apple’s built-in Spotlight Search (your first screen) to quickly find the app if you can not locate it on your Home screen. Refer to below image:

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Accessing Settings

Next, scroll down and select the Chrome app. See below image:

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Selecting Chrome

Now, select the Default Browser App from the menu. If the setting has not been changed before, it will list Safari as the default. See following image:

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Selecting Default Browser app

Next, choose Chrome from the list of installed web browser apps. Refer to below image:

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Setting Chrome as default web browser

Now, close Settings. The next time you click on a link in any app installed on your iPhone/iPad, it will automatically open Chrome.

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How to Check if Chrome 93 is Installed

Google Chrome 93 is officially here. There is plenty to be excited about. For example, with Chrome 93, progressive web apps (PWAs) feel a lot more like native desktop apps, as clicking on a link can open an associated web app. There’s also improved multi-screen support for web apps, making this an update web app users will love.

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JSeptember 21, 2021

Google Chrome 93 is officially here. There is plenty to be excited about. For example, with Chrome 93, progressive web apps (PWAs) feel a lot more like native desktop apps, as clicking on a link can open an associated web app. There’s also improved multi-screen support for web apps, making this an update web app users will love. Let’s explore how to install Chrome 93.

This is for Windows, Android, Mac, iPhone, and iPad

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Some new features are related to recently closed tabs, a Material You theme for Android 12, a new Google Search UI on Android, the ability to sync Two-Factor OTP codes across devices (a true game-changer), the ability to use note-taking apps right from the browser, a new context menu on iPhone, and so much more.

Chrome 93 will now also show Google Drive documents on the New Tab page. The suggested documents will appear in a card underneath the Search Bar, allowing you to easily access recently edited Google Docs or Sheets.

First, you can check for an update by going to the three-dot menu hamburger icon on the top-right of Chrome. Next, click Help followed by About Google Chrome. Refer to below image:

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Selecting the About option

Now, the Chrome Settings window open. If Chrome is outdated, it will automatically download and install the latest version. See below image:

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Your Chrome version

Now, close Chrome and restart the app.

If you are on iPhone or Android, update the app as you would for any other application.

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How to Add a Web Page to Chrome’s Reading List for iPhone and iPad

The Reading List is a similar concept to bookmarks but intended for reading material that you find online. At the time of this writing, it’s available in Chrome on the desktop (Windows, Mac, and Linux) and for iPhone and iPad. The feature is not available on Android.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
September 15, 2021

The Reading List is a similar concept to bookmarks but intended for reading material that you find online. At the time of this writing, it’s available in Chrome on the desktop (Windows, Mac, and Linux) and for iPhone and iPad. The feature is not available on Android. For this blog post, we will explore this feature for the iPhone and iPad.

This is for the iPhone and iPad using Google Chrome

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Chrome for iPhone and iPad has two different ways to add web pages to your Reading List. It can either be done from Chrome or from another app.

Method 1 – Within Chrome

First, find a page to save for later, and then tap the Share icon in the address bar. Refer to below image:

Reading 1
Accessing the Share icon

Next, select Read Later from the menu. See below image:

Reading 2
Selecting Read Later option

That’s it! The page is now in your Reading List.

Method 2 – Use an App

The second method allows you to add things to the list from outside of Chrome. Now, find a news article or story that you would like to read later in any app. In our example, we are using Apple News. Next, find the Share icon in the app and tap it. See following image:

Reading 3
Accessing the Share icon

Now, find Chrome in the app row and select it. If you do not see Chrome, tap the three-dot More menu. Refer to below image:

Reading 4
Finding the Chrome app

Now, find Chrome from the app list and tap it. See below image:

Reading 5
Selecting Chrome app

Next, from the Chrome menu, tap Read Later. See following image:

Reading 6
Selecting Read Later option

To access the Reading List on your iPhone or iPad, first, open Chrome and tap the three-dot Menu icon at the bottom. Refer to below image:

Reading 7
Accessing the Menu icon

Next, select Reading List from the menu. You will notice a number that indicates unread pages. See below image:

Reading 8
Accessing Reading List option

Now, the Reading List will open with Unread pages at the top and Pages You’ve Read at the bottom. Pages marked with a green check are ready to read offline. See following image:

Reading 9
Your Reading List

Next, tap Edit in the bottom corner to manage the list. Refer to below image:

Reading 10
Selecting to Edit your Reading List

From here, you can select pages and delete or mark them as read. See below image:

Reading 11
Selecting Delete or Mark as Read option

The Reading List is a nice, simple alternative to apps that provide similar services. It all happens right inside of Chrome without any additional software.

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