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Google To Update Chrome Reading Mode That Read Article Out Loud

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image credit - techwar.gr Google is trying out a text-to-speech tool for the desktop Chrome reading mode. It might be helpful to be able to listen to items right in the browser. A user on X named Leopeva64 says that the function can be found in Chrome Canary, which is the latest version of Google Chrome. If you have this function, you can click a play button at the top of an article you're reading in reading mode to have Google read the text. Leopeva64 also posted a link to a movie on Reddit that showed off the feature.

What Does The Video Say?

From what you can see in the video, Google still has some work to do. The voice sounds robotic, and it spells out the word "summary" in the title instead of just saying it.  You have to find and turn on Chrome's reading mode to use it.

How To Enable Reading Mode In Chrome

Reader mode became available when Chrome version 114, which came out on May 24, 2023, was made available to the public. Let's look at how to enable it and how it works. First, let's see how to enable it.
  • Start your Chrome browser.
  • In the address bar, type "chrome://flags/" and press Enter.
  • Look for the "Reading Mode" flag.
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  • Click on the drop-down button that says "Default" next to "Reading Mode."
  • Click on Enabled.
  • Chrome will tell you that you need to restart your browser. To do this, click Relaunch.

How To Use Reading Mode On Chrome

  • Go to the page you want to read in Reading mode.
  • Click the Side Panel button next to your profile picture in the top right area of your browser.
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  • Click on the Reading list in the drop-down bar.
  • Choose "Reading" mode.
Also read - Google Chrome Upgrades: What Are Upgrades Made By Google? The side panel will show a shortened version of the text on the page you are currently looking at. You can even go to other websites, and Reading mode will still work with the words you are looking at. You can use the tool to make the side panel bigger if it looks too small.

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