How to Use Google Chrome’s Hidden Reader Mode

Google Chrome’s hidden Reader Mode is a useful feature that can make it easier to read articles and other content on the web. Here’s how to use it:

  1. Open Google Chrome and go to the webpage you want to read.
  2. Right-click anywhere on the page and select “Inspect” from the dropdown menu.
  3. In the Developer Tools window that appears, click on the “Toggle Device Toolbar” button (it looks like a smartphone and a tablet).
  4. Once the device toolbar appears at the top of the screen, click on the “Toggle Device Mode” button (it looks like a rectangle with a phone inside).
  5. Now you should see the mobile version of the website. Click on the “Settings” button (it looks like three dots) in the top right corner of the screen.
  6. In the Settings menu, scroll down and click on “Distill page”.
  7. The page will now be converted into a simplified, text-only version that’s easier to read. You can adjust the font size and other settings using the controls at the top of the page.
  8. To exit Reader Mode, click on the “X” button in the top left corner of the screen.

Note that not all websites are compatible with Reader Mode, and some may not work properly. Additionally, this feature is hidden for a reason and not officially supported by Google, so use it at your own risk.