What is Article View?


When you open an item, Pocket will choose the best way to display that item’s content. There are two possible views: Article View and Web View.

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Article View

Articles, news stories, blog posts, and most text-based pages will be shown in Article View, which optimizes text and images for your screen. This distraction-free, easy-to-read format is designed to deliver the best reading and viewing experience, with all unnecessary information left out. Pocket will use Article View whenever possible.

Web View

The alternative to Article View is Web View. In Web View, Pocket displays the page just as it would appear in its original form, in a separate tab. It’s the same as opening the page in a web browser.

Reporting issues with Article View

If you discover that an item you've saved to Pocket doesn't open in Article View, or has missing or incorrect content in Article View (such as missing images or sentences) please send us the link so we can try to get it fixed.

Report an issue with Article View

Common Questions

Pocket keeps showing the original version of a page I’ve saved. How can I see it in Article View?

If Pocket is unable to display the content in Article View, the original version will be shown. There are several reasons why an article may not appear in Pocket’s Article View.

  1. Pocket might not be interpreting the page as an article. If you saved an article and it’s not showing in Article View correctly, please report it by following the instructions above.
  2. Pages with dynamic web content, powered by JavaScript or Flash, are incompatible with Article View. For example, if a web page displays different content each time it's viewed, it cannot be shown in Article View
  3. Text from PDFs cannot be extracted, so we can't display this text in Article View.

If you’re unsure how a saved item should be displayed, the Pocket Support team is always happy to help.

I've saved a link to Pocket, but some of the information is missing when I open it in Article View. Why is this?

Pocket's article parser determines what should appear in Article View. Sometimes, our parser can miss content such as an image, some sentences, or an incorrect article title. If you see an issue with a link you've opened in Article View, please click here to report the issue to our team.

The item I wish to save is written in a Right-to-Left language like Hebrew and Arabic. However, Pocket is not displaying it correctly. How can I fix this?

At the moment, Pocket has trouble with some sites that display RTL languages. We are tracking this and hope to better support right-to-left languages in the future.

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