Reading, Watching and Viewing in Pocket for Mac

The Content Filter

Pocket can identify whether your saved items are Articles, Images, or Videos, and displays them in a way that is fully optimized for each view. If you ever want to filter your list to only see a certain type, click the Content Filter in the top left corner of the Pocket toolbar, and choose between Articles, Videos, and Images. To return to viewing all content types at once, tap the Content Filter and select All Items.


When opening an article, Pocket will choose the best view to suit the content – Article or Web View. Web View displays the page as it is designed to be viewed, while Article View offers an immersive reading experience:

  • content and images are extracted and optimized for your device
  • customize how your text is displayed - tap the AA button in the toolbar to control text size, serif/sans-serif typefaces, and toggle between Light and Dark Theme
  • go to View > Hide Sidebar to hide your list for distraction-free reading

To toggle between Article and Web Views, tap the toggle buttons at the top.

To have Pocket always open your preferred reading view, go to Preferences, and deselect ‘Open Best View’. This will force every article to open with the same view as the previously-viewed item.

Viewing Videos and Images

Videos are streamed in the Pocket for Mac. If you would like to view in fullscreen simply click the fullscreen icon on the video.

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