Using the Pocket Bookmarklet

The Pocket bookmarklet is one of the easiest ways to save to Pocket from your favorite web browser.

iPhone/iPad Users: These instructions are for using a bookmarklet on a computer. If you are trying to install on an iPhone or iPad see these instructions instead:

Installing the Pocket Bookmarklet on iPhone

Installing the Pocket Bookmarklet on iPad

How it works

When you are viewing a page that you'd like to save to Pocket, simply click the '+ Pocket' bookmarklet in your Bookmarks/Favorites Toolbar to save it to your account. Articles, blog posts, videos, images and virtually any site web page can be added to Pocket this way.

Installing the Pocket Bookmarklet

First, in order to ensure that the Pocket bookmarklet is easily accessible, please make sure that your bookmarks/favorites bar is shown. Here are instructions on how to make this toolbar visible in a few popular browsers:

Once your bookmarks/favorites bar is visible, follow these instructions to install and use the bookmarklet:

  1. Go to the Pocket bookmarklet page: http://getpocket.com/add
  2. Drag the yellow "+ Pocket" button into your bookmarks/favorites toolbar
  3. Go to a website you would like to add, and click '+ Pocket'. 
  4. Open Pocket to verify that the site has been added: http://getpocket.com/a

Pro Tip: If you use Safari and sync your bookmarks with iCloud, you can install the Pocket bookmarklet on your computer and use it on your iOS device. Simply follow the instructions above, and in Mobile Safari of your iOS device, you will find the '+ Pocket' bookmarklet in the 'Bookmarks Bar' folder.

Troubleshooting:

Problem: The bookmarklet cannot be installed in Internet Explorer

Some versions of Internet Explorer do not allow you to drag the bookmarklet into the Favorites Bar. To learn how to install it, please click here.

Problem: The bookmarklet says ‘Error Saving’ when I try to use it

Each bookmarklet is unique to a specific account. If you try to use a bookmarklet while signed into a different account, you will receive this error.

Please read more about how to resolve this here: http://help.getpocket.com/customer/portal/articles/480486-bookmarklet-error---wrong-account

Problem: The bookmarklet says ‘Please Login’ even though I’m already logged in

Please click here for instructions on how to configure Google Chrome to allow you to use the bookmarklet.

Problem: I do not have a bookmarks bar and/or cannot drag the bookmarklet into my browser

The easiest solution is to open your browsers View menu and tell it to show the Bookmarks or Favorites bar.

If you are using a browser that does not let you drag bookmarks onto the bookmarks bar (like Internet Explorer), you can simply right click the bookmarklet button and select ‘Add to Favorites’, making sure that you choose the 'Favorites Bar' location

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