Google Chrome for Android has received a Preview Page option where it lets users see the contents of a page before opening it on their phones.
On iOS, both Safari and Edge already default to previewing a webpage when users long-press a link, and by default neither require the additional step of selecting “Preview page” from a menu.
To preview a link in Chrome’s Android app:
- Long-press a hyperlink to open a pop-up menu
- Select “Preview page.”
- A smaller tab will open over the current page. You can scroll through the preview and view its content like normal without leaving the page you’re already on.
- If you want to load a previewed page in its own tab, tap the arrow icon in the upper right. Press the “X” icon to close a preview window.
Google has been working on this feature for the past two years and finally rolling out the feature to Chrome 89 for Android, according to a report.