Using the Save to Pocket extension in Brave, Opera and Vivaldi

The Save to Pocket extension for Google Chrome can be installed in Chromium-based web browsers like Brave, Opera and Vivaldi. Continue reading to learn how to install and use Save to Pocket in these web browsers.

a screenshot of the Save to Pocket extension. The extension successfully saves a link to Pocket and displays options to add Tags, open your List, remove the item saved or open the extension settings.

Installing the Save to Pocket extension

To install Save to Pocket, open the Save to Pocket app page in the Chrome Web Store. Brave, Opera and Vivaldi are capable of using Chrome browser extensions. 

Click the blue Add to Brave/Opera/Vivaldi button to start installing.

screenshot of Save to Pocket page in the Chrome Web Store.

A notification will appear displaying permissions. Click here for information about the permissions Save to Pocket requires and why they’re necessary.

To finish installing, click Add Extension.

Adding the Save to Pocket extension button to your toolbar

If Save to Pocket isn’t added to your toolbar automatically, you can manually enable the save button. 

In the toolbar to the right of the address bar, click the extension icon. Look for Save to Pocket and click the pin icon to add it to your toolbar:

Saving to Pocket

You can save to Pocket in your browser in a few ways:

  • Clicking on the Pocket button in your toolbar
  • Clicking Save to Pocket in the context menu (right-click)
  • Using a keyboard shortcut

When you're viewing a page that you'd like to save to Pocket, just click the Pocket toolbar button. Here's what this looks like in each browser:

The Pocket save button in Brave

The Pocket save button in Opera

The Pocket save button in Vivaldi

Or, if you prefer using keyboard shortcuts, you can visit the Options menu to create a custom shortcut. You'll be notified that the page has been saved, and from here, you can add Tags, Undo Save, view your List, and access the Extension’s settings.

Finally, you can save a link that you see on a web page without opening it first. You can save links within a web page by right-clicking on them and selecting Save to Pocket:

The Pocket save confirmation appears after you successfully save an item to your List, as seen below: 

After saving you can take various actions on the item that was just saved:

Adding Tags

To add Tags, type tag names into the text box and press Enter. Your tag will be saved automatically. You can also keep typing to add additional tags. Hit Enter again to dismiss the popup.

Suggested Tags with Pocket Premium

If you subscribe to Pocket Premium, you will see a list of suggested tags when adding them to a save. These tags are suggested automatically based on Tags you've added to your account. Learn More about suggested tags in Pocket Premium

Customizing your Experience

You can customize the Pocket for Chrome extension to suit your needs, including changing the keyboard shortcut, by visiting the Options page. Here are three ways to access it:

  1. Right-click on the Pocket icon and select Options
  2. After saving, hover your mouse over the Menu button (•••) then click Settings
  3. Open your Extensions list, find the Save to Pocket extension, and click the Options link

Here's how to set or change your keyboard shortcut:

  1. Right-click on the Pocket toolbar button, and then select Options
  2. Click Record a new shortcut. A new tab will open with a list of available shortcuts
  3. Locate Save to Pocket, then create your shortcut in the corresponding text box.
Uninstalling the Save to Pocket extension

To uninstall Save to Pocket, open Save to Pocket in your extensions menu and click Remove.

You can also visit the Chrome Web Store listing and click Remove from Brave/Opera/Vivaldi.

Common Questions

Can I see recommended articles on my browser’s new tab page?

Pocket’s recommendations are currently built into Firefox only, and the Pocket Must Reads extension is only compatible with Google Chrome.

You can visit Pocket’s explore page to see recommended articles from Pocket’s editorial team.

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