What permissions does the Save to Pocket Chrome Extension require, and why?

Click here to view the Save to Pocket extension in the Chrome Web Store

When installing the Pocket Chrome Extension, you will be presented with a message asking you to allow a permission. Here’s a brief explanation of this permission and why it is necessary for the extension to work:

Read and change all your data on all websites

In order to save pages, Pocket must access the tab you have open, so that it can retrieve the URL of the page you want to save when clicked. We do not access, store, or transmit anything from your browsing history, aside from the currently open page’s URL after clicking the Pocket button.

We also require this permission in order to respond to keyboard shortcuts and display the “Page Saved!” notification over the web page. Pocket remains inactive while you are browsing, and only requests the current page’s URL when clicked. Afterwards, Pocket returns to being inactive.

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