You might be thinking that how is it possible to browse webpages in Google Chrome when you’re offline. So, let me tell you friends that it’s 100% possible! You can view the pages of websites and blogs you previously accessed in Google Chrome.
But, if you’re thinking that you can generally browse all the webpages saved in history, then you’re wrong. If you try to do so, you will see a dinosaur image saying that it is unable to connect to the Internet.
So, you might be thinking that how can I work offline in Google Chrome? Don’t worry and look at the following to learn how to browse webpages offline in Google Chrome browser.
Browse Webpages Offline in Google Chrome
Almost, all the versions of Google Chrome supports the offline browsing though the option for easily access the cached pages offline might be hidden in your browser. So, you’ll have to enable it to view webpages offline in Google Chrome.
Just follow the steps given below to enable the offline browsing in Google Chrome browser:
- Just open your Google Chrome browser and type in the URL bar chrome://flags to open the experimental settings page.
Note: Google itself beware you that be careful, these experiments may bite
- From the numerous experimental features, look for “Enable Load Stale Button” and select Enabled. Finally, click on the Relaunch Now button found below the page or just restart your browser for changes to be applied.
- Now, to check whether your experiment is successfully implemented or not, just turn off your WiFi or stop accessing Internet connection and reopen your Chrome browser. Next, enter the URL of webpage you wanna access offline. If a stale copy of that webpage exists in the browser or you’ve browsed it before, a button will be presented to allow the user to load that stale copy.
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If you’re offline in a flight, you can still open and read websites that you accessed when you were online in your laptop. Moreover, in Internet Explorer and Firefox, you can also do it by using their built in Offline mode option that displays the local copy of webpages when you’re not connected to the Internet.
Thanks for this fantastic tip Raman. This is really very useful in emergency cases.
Is it a new feature? Surprised to know that it can also be done in my Chrome browser.
NO! It’s not new at all. In fact, there are numerous features are available in Google Chrome Flags but you should be careful while using.