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Reading List − Your Online Discoveries Manager

It’s a little too easy to allow your bookmark list to turn into a place where you dump almost anything ‘for a later date.’ In no time you may have hundreds of links on your hands. Luckily, Microsoft has developed a new way to organize your online discoveries − Reading List.

So what is Reading List?

Microsoft Edge Reading List screenshot

Reading List differs from conventional bookmarks. Rather than saving a link only, it downloads the content of the page on your device, which allows you to read it at any time, regardless of active internet connection. This means that if you start reading something of interest at home, you will be able to add it to your Reading List, then carry on with your laptop while riding the subway.

Originally, Reading List was available as an individual app for Windows 8.1, but Microsoft has now included it with the new Windows 10 internet browser, Edge. When signed into a Microsoft account, you also have the ability to sync Reading List with various Windows 10 programs, allowing for more portability.

How it works

Microsoft Edge Reading List settings

To add a webpage to your Reading List, click on the star symbol near the address bar, choose Reading list and select Add. To access previously added items, open the Hub by clicking on the icon that has three horizontal lines. Then choose the icon second from the left that resembles a stack of books, and you’ll see all the items you’ve saved in Reading List.

In order to sync Reading List to your tablet or smartphone, all the devices need to be using Microsoft 10 and Microsoft Edge, and you’ll also have to be logged in the exact same Microsoft account on each device. When synced, everything you put in your favorites will appear on the other devices automatically.

Each device will need to be connected to the internet for the sync to work, so make sure Edge has been set appropriately: open the More actions menu and choose Settings. Then click on Sync your favorites and reading list and make sure it’s turned on. After a short amount of time, the saved pages from your Reading List are ought to show up on each device running Windows 10.

Isn’t this a handy feature to have? Tell us whether you’re going to use it or not in the comments below! For more Microsoft Edge tips, check out our articles on how to import you favorites and bookmarks and Edge’s support for Skype.

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