Highlighting in Pocket on Android and iOS


Highlighting while reading has enormous benefits. It helps you engage more deeply the text, comprehend dense subjects, and easily revisit to key passages in the future.

You can create highlights in Pocket for Android and iOS, and we plan to bring this feature to Pocket for Web in the future.

Highlighting is both a Free and Premium feature

  • For free Pocket accounts, you can create up to 3 highlights per article.
  • For accounts subscribed to Pocket Premium, you can create an unlimited number of highlights.

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Continue reading to learn how to use Highlighting in Pocket.

Creating a Highlight

Creating a highlight is as simple as selecting text in Article View. When you highlight a passage, the text background will turn orange so it stands out from the rest of the article.

  1. Hold your finger on a word that you’d like to include in the highlight
  2. Expand the selection to include the entire passage
  3. Tap the Highlight button

Viewing, Sharing, and Deleting your Highlights

When you tap on a highlight in an Article, it takes you to the Highlights page, where you can see all of your highlights from the same article in one place. From here, you can take further action on your highlighted passages, including:

  • Recommend: Recommend the article on Pocket where you can add a comment and cross-post to Twitter and Facebook
  • Share: Share the highlight to other apps like Evernote or Google Keep
  • Delete: Remove the highlight from the article

Filtering your List by Highlighted Articles

When you’re viewing your List, you can apply the Highlights filter to see all of your highlights across all of your articles in one place. From here, you can perform the same actions as when you tap a highlight within an article: Recommend, Share, or Delete. To locate the Highlights Filter :

  1. Go to your List in Pocket
  2. Tap the Filters button in the top toolbar
  3. Select highlights

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