Vivaldi's Reading List feature is now available in the latest snapshot for Android devices

Mar 16, 2022

Remember the Reading List feature that Vivaldi brought to its desktop browser about a month ago? The latest Snapshot build of Vivaldi for Android ships with the same save-it-for-later feature.

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How to use Vivaldi's Reading List on Android

Here's how it works on mobile devices. To add a page to the reading list on your phone, visit the article that you want to save, and tap on the Vivaldi icon to view the app's menu. You can access the Reading List from this drop-down panel. Tap on the "Add Current Page" button to save it to your Vivaldi Reading List.

How to use Vivaldi's Reading List on Android

Just like its desktop counterpart, the mobile version lists the titles of your saved pages along with the favicon of the site. Selecting a saved article from the list will open the corresponding page in the app. When a page is accessed, the browser will automatically mark the item as Read.

For reference, the links that appear blurry (grayed-out) in the Reading List panel indicate those that you are done with, these are listed in the Read Articles section, at the bottom. Your Unread pages will remain highlighted at the top of the list. You can manage the read status of the articles manually too, which can be helpful if you want to mark a page as unread or vice-versa. Tap the three-dot menu icon next to a saved item to mark the article as read, or if you no longer need it, you can choose to delete it from the list. You may select multiple items in the list and manage them at the same time.

Vivaldi's Reading List feature is now available in the latest snapshot for Android devices

Sync Reading List with Desktop

Vivaldi for Android allows you to synchronize your reading list with your desktop browser. Of course, to do this, you will need a valid Vivaldi account, and have to be signed in to it on both your phone and your PC.

This is completely optional, you don't need a Vivaldi account to use the Reading List. It is only required if you want to sync your data between your devices. Once you have signed in to your account, the app automatically syncs the data on a 2-way basis, and this includes the contents of your Reading List. So, the articles you save on your phone can be viewed on your computer, or the other way around. More importantly, this will also sync the read state of the page.

Download Vivaldi for Android Snapshot release from the Google Play Store, if you want to test the new feature before it is brought to the stable channel. The current Snapshot version is 5.2.2611.3, and is based on Chromium 100.0.4896.43. The release notes are available on the official site.

The Reading List has been a useful add-on for PCs, and now that it is also available for smartphones, it could prove to be handy if you prefer to read articles or watch videos on-the-go.

Note: You cannot disable the new button from Vivaldi's settings. Setting the value of the Reading List's value to Disabled in Vivaldi://flags, does not hide the menu item, and causes the app to crash.

Articles that have been added to Vivaldi's Reading List are listed in reverse chronological order. You can't rename the saved items in the list, or re-arrange their order, but I think that could be a cool way to improve it, at least on desktop.

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  1. Anonymous said on March 16, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    Useless feature from Edge called collections. If you want to read later, just bookmark it in a folder called read later, or keep it unread in an RSS client. Why add more bloat?

    1. web_polluter said on March 17, 2022 at 12:27 pm

      Useless reply from useless user. If you don’t use it why pollute web with your reply??

      1. Norio said on March 17, 2022 at 8:07 pm


  2. Dumbledalf said on March 16, 2022 at 2:48 pm

    How does this make their Android browser better when it can’t even properly block ads and pop ups, which are far worse problems?

    Who cares if your browser can bark like a dog when it can’t do the most basic thing that browsers need nowadays – the ability to adequately block ads and pop ups.

    1. ShintoPlasm said on March 16, 2022 at 3:55 pm

      What does Vivaldi *not* block on your device? You can always add more filter lists, and remember to disable the search ad whitelisting.

    2. Sdar said on March 16, 2022 at 3:34 pm

      You can add the same lists ublock uses

      1. Richard Allen said on March 16, 2022 at 10:35 pm

        I’ve tried to use the flag to disable the reading list and it makes the browser crash if I then try to open the bookmarks folder! Very lame!

        Other than that Vivaldi Snapshot has worked great for me on mobile and desktop. Still lame that it crashes though. ;)

      2. ALF said on March 16, 2022 at 4:47 pm

        @Sdar only because you can add “same lists uBlock uses” it doesn’t mean they will do the same job.
        Especially when uBlock has many advanced rules that will use scriptlets and many other uBlock features that make sure to really block stuff.

        Brave’s adblocker is 10 times more advanced that the garbage Vivaldi, Opera and Edge and Firefox and others use, and it still fails with some important stuff because Brave doesn’t still support all the resources uBlock supports.

        I mean, a browser has to do it well to be efficient even if it is just for normal cosmetics and network filtering. If the way they implement it is worst than using an extension then will be useless, and I don’t think we know what Vivaldi is doing.

        I mean, last time I checked Opera didn’t even support cosmetic filtering on Desktop browser, I added the same simple rules I use across extensions and browser ( ABP/Adguard/uBlock/Brave) and it didn’t do anything. I am not going to touch Vivaldi to make the same test, but I am sure its adblocker is as mediocre as any other native adblocker excluding Brave (which is not perfect and still misses some uBlock features).

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