When scrolling down your social media feeds, Twitter in particular, you sometimes see a link that you think interesting enough to click. Apparently, the article behind the link is long enough in which takes a couple minutes to read the whole of it. Since you have not enough time you start thinking of saving that link to read it later.
Today, there are plenty of apps to meet the need like the scenario above. More interestingly, you can access the saved link across device thanks to the cloud technology. One the popular apps that you can use to save links to read them later is Pocket.
Pocket is mobile app which is available for Android and iOS. You can also use this app on desktop by accessing its web version on your web browser. In order to ease you saving new links Pocket also offers browser extensions. Especially for Firefox users, you don’t need to install the Pocket extension anymore since Firefox has installed it by default. It is because Pocket and Firefox are currently teaming up.
In this article, I am going to show how to save a link with Pocket to read it later. I will save a link on Chrome and access it on Android smartphone.
- Visit the website of Pocket and select on the available registration methods. I prefer to register via email.
- Enter your name, email address and password. Click the Sign Up button.
- Open your email to confirm your email address.
By now, you can start saving new links. In order to ease your job in saving new links you can install browser extension of Pocket which is available for Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Microsoft Edge.
Adding new links in Pocket
To start adding new links in Pocket, just login to Pocket with the account you have just created.
- Copy the URL of the article you want to save.
- Click the “+” icon on the top bar and paste the URL you have just copied and click the Save button.
Accessing the saved link via Android
- Launch the Pocket app on your Android and login with your account.
- You will see the latest link at the top of the Pocket feed. Just click the link you just saved to read the article.
All links you saved on Pocket will be private unless you make them public so that you don’t need to be worry your links will be accessed by someone else. If you want to make you links to be public, just select your preferred link and hover your mouse over it and click the Share button.