Chrome for Android can now preview a page before opening a link

Chrome for Android can now preview a page before opening a link


“Preview page” now appears an an option when you long-press a link. | Screenshot by Jon Porter / The Verge

Chrome’s Android app now lets you preview a webpage before committing to clicking on a link, 9to5Google reports. The feature appears to have been enabled via a server-side update to version 89 of the browser, and can be accessed by long-pressing on a link and then tapping “Preview page.” It seems to be Android-only for the time being.

It’s a small, but helpful, feature if you want to quickly check the contents of a webpage without fully leaving your current page. Maybe that’s to get the gist of an article by reading its first couple of paragraphs, or because you’re still vigilant about being Rick-rolled in 2021.

The feature has been included in other browsers for a little while now. On iOS, both Safari and…

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