Using the Save to Pocket extension for Google Chrome

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Installing the Pocket Chrome Extension

To download the Save to Pocket extension for Google Chrome, click here.

Adding Pocket to your Chrome Toolbar

When you install Save to Pocket, you'll need to pin the save button so it'll be accessible to the right of your address bar. Click the Extensions button (it looks like a puzzle piece).Then, look for Save to Pocket and click the pin button. You'll now see the Pocket button to the right of your address bar.

Saving to Pocket

You can save to Pocket in a few different ways:

  • Clicking on the extension icon.
  • Clicking Save to Pocket in the context menu.
  • Using a keyboard shortcut.

When you're viewing a page that you'd like to save to Pocket, just click the Pocket toolbar button. Or, if you prefer using keyboard shortcuts, you can visit the Options menu to create a custom shortcut. You'll be notified that the page has been saved, and from here, you can add Tags, Undo Save, view your List, and access the Extension’s settings.

In addition to saving links that you currently have open in your browser, it's also possible to save a link that you see on a web page without opening it first. You can save links within a web page by right-clicking on them and selecting Save to Pocket.

Save to Pocket Chrome Right Click Menu

The Pocket save confirmation appears after you successfully save an item to your List.

Pocket Chrome extension page saved popup

After saving, you can take various actions on the item that was just saved:

Adding Tags

To add Tags, type tag names into the text box and press Enter. Your tag will be saved automatically. You can also keep typing to add additional tags. Hit Enter again to dismiss the popup.

Customizing your Experience

You can customize the Pocket for Chrome extension to suit your needs, including changing the keyboard shortcut, changing the extension theme color, and more by visiting the Options page. Here are three ways to access it:

  • Right-click on the Pocket icon and select Options.
  • After saving, hover your mouse over the Menu button (•••) then click Settings.
  • Open your Extensions list, find the Save to Pocket extension, and click the Options link.

Here's how to set or change your keyboard shortcut:

  1. Right-click on the Pocket toolbar button, and then select Options.
  2. Click Record a new shortcut. A new tab will open with a list of available shortcuts.
  3. Locate Save to Pocket, then create your shortcut in the corresponding text box.

You can also open the Options page to log out of the extension, change the theme, install our mobile apps, or contact Pocket Support.

Common Questions

I use a Chromium-based browser. Can I install Save to Pocket to save articles to my list?

Yes! Chromium browsers (such as Brave, Opera, and Vivaldi) can run Chrome extensions, so Save to Pocket and most other Chrome extensions should be compatible.

What Permissions are required for the Chrome extension and why?

When installing the Pocket Chrome Extension, you will be presented with a message asking you to allow a permission. Pocket requires the "Read and change all your data on all websites" permission to save to Pocket.

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.

Pocket values your privacy. Please click here to review our Privacy Policy.

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