Using the Save to Pocket Extension for Google Chrome

November 2021 update: Some users are reporting that Save to Pocket is not successfully logging in or activating when the save button is clicked. If you're using Brave or Vivaldi, please update to the latest versions of your web browsers and try again. If you're using Chrome, please email Pocket Support and we'll be happy to assist. Thank you for your patience!

Installing the Pocket Chrome Extension

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

Adding Pocket to your Chrome Toolbar

When you install Save to Pocket, you'll need to pin the save button so it'll be accessible to the right of your address bar. Here's how to pin the Pocket button:

  1. Click the Extensions button (it looks like a puzzle piece)
  2. Look for Save to Pocket and click the pin button

You'll now see the Pocket button to the right of your address bar.

Saving to Pocket

You can save to Pocket by clicking on the extension icon, clicking Save to Pocket in the context menu, or using a keyboard shortcut.

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, 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 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.

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.

Common Questions

How can I see recommended articles on my new tab page?

We have a second extension called Pocket Must Reads that displays articles in your new tab page. Click here to learn more about and install Pocket Must Reads

I use a Chromium-based browser. Can I install Save to Pocket to save articles to my list?

Yes! Chromium browsers (such as Brave and Vivaldi) can run Chrome extensions, so Save to Pocket and most other Chrome extensions should be compatible.

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