This new feature is aimed at countries where mobile connectivity tends to be more limited or there is no continuous internet coverage.
Speaking about the new update, Amanda Boss, Product Manager, Offline Chrome for Android said, "When you're connected to free, unmetered WiFi, Chrome will automatically download relevant articles, based on what content is most popular in your location". If users are signed into Chrome, they will get articles that are "relevant" to them based on their browsing history. Boss added that users can access the download content even without Internet connectivity.
Besides, the tech giant recently announced the rollout of an offline mode for Chrome on Android. Google Chrome on Android will automatically download articles when you're connected to Wi-Fi so that you can read the content offline, Cnet reported.More news: Ya Boi Ben Simmons Is Officially The NBA's Rookie Of The Year
Where The Feature Will Be Available? This is part of Google's Next Billion Users (NBU) initiative and the new Chrome browser update has been made available to over 100 countries, including India, Brazil, Indonesia and more. If you select the three dots located on the top right-hand side, you will view the option captioned Downloads.
The official Google India Blog claims that the browser will download only relevant news based on what is popular in your region. The browser will also download content based on the browsing history of the relevant user.
Google didn't say how long Chrome will store these articles or how many it'll download at a time - which may be a concern in case you're low on phone storage. Google has to be careful as it is possible for the website to download articles that users may not need.