Google to introduce “download later” option on Chrome for Android


Android Users now you will be able to schedule your download’s on Chrome

If you are aware of the latest tech news then you must know how actively companies are focusing on the development of Android features. Meanwhile, Google has now decided to add an amazing feature that will allow Android users to schedule their downloads using Chrome.

Google’s Chrome for Android is an edition of Google Chrome released for the Android system. On February 7, 2012, Google launched Google Chrome Beta for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) devices, for selected countries. The first stable version of the browser was released on June 27, 2012. Chrome 18.0.1026.311, released on September 26, 2012, was the first version of Chrome for Android to support Intel x86 based mobile devices.

Consequently, every new feature for Chrome will be available to a considerable portion of smartphone users. Google is continuously working to improve Chrome, and the latest feature that could make its way to the popular browser is a download scheduler.

According to a report from Techdows, the tech giant Google is working on adding a “download later” feature to Chrome for Android. This new feature by Google will eliminate the need for third-party schedulers and download managers.  Google will allow you to schedule your download on the basis of a specific date and time in the future, right in the download dialog that is displayed when a download is set to begin.

Chrome WiFi pick date& time options download dialog

[Image source: Techdows]

Currently, the company only provides a few download-related options. Where you can choose the file location and whether to download articles over Wi-Fi, but that’s about it.

Well, want to try the feature? then you can try the experimental flag called “Enable Download Later” present at chrome://flags. This flag will then allow you to schedule whether you want to download the file right then, or when you next connect to a Wi-Fi network, or at a specified time and date in the future.

There’s also a handy button to save the preference in case you do not need a scheduling option. The Downloads page within Chrome will also show a “Scheduled for later” tab to let you manage the pending downloads.

Amazing!! isn’t it?? There is no official statement on the download scheduler from the company. Also, we do not know when it will be launched and will be ready to use. For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned on Android Rookies by subscribing t our newsletter from here.


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