Searching in Pocket for Android

Searching in your List and Archive

To search in Pocket, look for the search option at the top of your List and Archive.

Type in your search in the search bar, or choose a reading time length if you're looking for items in your list that meet a specific reading length. This is a great way to filter by your longer reads that you've been saving up, or find something shorter to read when you're short on time. 

Working with your Search Results
  • Search results are shown in order from newest to oldest. You can change the sort order by visiting the in-app settings menu
  • You can toggle between viewing your search results in your List and in your Archive

Full-Text Search with Pocket Premium

Pocket Premium offers access to powerful Search. Using Full-Text Search, you can:

  • Search by keyword, tag, topic, and author in addition to Title and URL
  • Search across your List and Archive at the same time
  • Sort by Relevance in addition to Newest/Oldest results first
  • See recent searches

Learn more about Full-Text Search in Pocket Premium

Ways to sort your List and Archive

Tap the sort options button to the right of the search bar and you'll see the following options to sort your List and Archive: newest saved, oldest saved, shortest to read, and longest to read. Use these options to reshuffle your saved items and rediscover what you've been adding to your Pocket.

Common Questions

Why can’t I find what I’m looking for when I search?

Search results for free accounts are limited to article Titles and URLs. If you prefer to have more comprehensive search, please consider upgrading to Pocket Premium to access Full-Text Search and many more powerful features to maximize your Pocket experience.

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