Google Chrome will allow you to save any web page as a desktop application

Google Chrome will allow you to save any web page as a desktop application

The Google Chrome browser will soon have the ability to install any web page as a desktop application. About this reported user X leopeva64.

He noticed an “Set page as app” button in the “Save and share” settings menu for all the websites he visited.

You can test the feature by downloading the Canary build and enabling the following flags:

  • chrome://flags/#web-app-universal-install,

  • chrome://flags/#shortcuts-not-apps.

A few years ago, Google announced that it would end support for all Chrome apps for Windows, Mac, and Linux in favor of Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) that can be installed on the desktop.

Sites that already offer their own PWAs, including YouTube or Reddit, have earlier started prompting users to install them. In February, Chrome added the ability to enable the flags needed to convert any website into a PWA.

The Canary build is currently running Chrome 124. The stable Chrome 122 build was released in February. Chrome 123 is coming soon in a stable build and will add a PDF reader on Android, an Android-style media player on desktops and laptops, and tab group sharing capabilities.

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