Using the Save to Pocket Extension for Google Chrome

Installing the Pocket Chrome Extension

To download the Save to Pocket extension for Google Chrome, click here

Saving to Pocket

When you're viewing a page that you'd like to save to Pocket, just click the Pocket toolbar button. 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, Archive, Undo Save, view your List, and access the Extension’s settings.

In addition to saving links that you currently have open in your browser, it's also possible to 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 clicking the Pocket Button to save a page.

If you enjoy keyboard shortcuts, you can save the current page to Pocket with a simple key combination. Here’s how to configure your Save to Pocket 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. Look for Save to Pocket and click the corresponding text box
  4. Type your preferred shortcut
  5. Press OK

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.

If you're looking for an easier way to Tag, Pocket Premium includes Suggested Tags, which appear automatically after saving and can be added to your saved page with a single click. Click here to learn more about Suggested Tags in Pocket Premium

Additional Actions

Additional actions you can take on an item are available when hovering your mouse over the ●●● button, including:

Undo Save

If you saved a page by mistake, you can undo it. Hover your mouse over the Menu button (•••) then simply click Remove Page.

View your List

You can also go directly to your List by hovering your mouse over the Menu button (•••) and clicking Open Pocket.

Quick Save Services

After you install Pocket for Google Chrome, you will notice that Pocket buttons are added to Twitter. When you visit Twitter, you can save articles by clicking the Pocket button below the tweet.

Content Recommendations with Save to Pocket

When you save a page using the Chrome extension, you’ll begin to see a list of stories related to the page you just saved. This is a great way to dive deeper into a topic you care about.

You can click on a recommendation to view it, or click the Save button to save it to your List.

To learn about the story behind these two features, check out our blog post: Making the web a more interesting place

If you’re looking for more reading suggestions from Pocket, we’ve built Pocket New Tab, a new Chrome extension, which shows you Trending Stories whenever you open a new tab in Chrome. Click here to learn about and install Pocket New Tab

Customizing your Experience

You can customize the Pocket for Chrome extension to suit your needs 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

In Options, you can:

  • Configure your Save to Pocket keyboard shortcut
  • Disable Quick Save Services
  • Disable Related Recommendations

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