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Offline browsing in chrome

offline browsing in chrome

If you want to re-visit a website which you have visited before but you may facing internet problems or network issue. In this case, you don’t have to worry about your internet if you are using chrome browser.
There are so many hidden tricks inside the Google Chrome, and this one is useful. You can view those pages without internet and see that web page again without any issue.

When You visit any web page, Brower will store cookies and cache of that website. It is frequently used by the browsers to load web page faster when you visit next time. These caches stored in your Local drive (for windows) or internal storage (for android). You can access these cache offline, i.e., without any internet connection. Here I showed you a small trick to make use of these caches to load web page offline which you have visited before.

1. You might be using smartphone or Desktop, Open Chrome, and type the below URL field of your chrome browser.
chrome://flags/#saved-cache-copy

offline browsing in chrome
2. There you will find “Show Saved Copy Button” option, and you can also see the option is “Default.”
offline browsing in chrome

3. Now change the option to “Enable: Primary.” As soon as you change it, You will see “Relaunch Chrome” option at the bottom. Click/tap on that option, it will automatically close and reopens the chrome once again. (In case chrome didn’t open automatically, then try opening manually)
offline browsing in chrome

What is that Show Saved Copy Button option? What does it do?

When you don’t have an internet connection or if you are facing any network issue while opening any website, Enabling this option will make your browser to open stored cache files of that site.
As you can see screenshot below, When you visit the site (which you have visited earlier) without internet, “Show saved copy” button will be visible.

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offline browsing in chrome

When you click on that button, it will take you the cached version of the site. However, images will not be displayed as they consume more space in the website. So, What do you think about this? Share your views in the comment section below. If I came to know about any new tricks, I would publish a new article, subscribe to this blog.

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