Microsoft’s browsers have not been the favourite ones when user preferability is in question. More often than not, Internet Explorer was used to download Google Chrome, which is saying something. While this has been the case for quite a while now, Microsoft did make a comeback with its Edge browser. Making it the third most used browser, Microsoft’s Edge brings many features and a good level of integration to the table. Like MacOS’s Safari, Edge runs flawlessly on its native devices and platforms such as the Microsoft Surface lineup.
Going back to the Google browser, Chrome. It has reigned as the most popular browser in the market for quite a while now. The user experience, the minimalistic design and the cross-platform integration: these are all the things that make Chrome almost perfect. Google, continues to include and introduce new features to the platform. The latest one being “The Reader Mode“.
Google’s Take on the Reader Mode for Chrome
Although some may argue that Google is poaching ideas off of Microsoft’s Edge, it should be noted that Microsoft didn’t coin this feature either. It is true that the Reading View has been present on Safari for quite a while now. Even the mobile (android) version of Chrome comes packed with this feature. According to a bug report by a project member, the feature is to be developed and included in a future update for the browser.
If this feature is included in the desktop version, it would allow for easy reading of articles. What Reading mode basically does is that it strips the webpage of all extra content such as ads, menus and in some cases, even images. This makes the reading experience more immersive and allows the reader to focus more easily.
Perhaps the feature would be added in a future update pretty soon. It would be a good addition to an already amazing browser, making the experience next to perfect. Props to Google and this member in particular for the thought!