Google Chrome On Android Gets Native Download Scheduling
One of the most appreciated features of download managers is the ability to schedule your downloads. Well, in a bid to make downloads more versatile, Google Chrome on Android is gaining a download scheduler.
According to reports by Techdows, Google will name the feature as â€œDownload laterâ€. As the name hints, users can pick a date and time to download your files. With this new feature, there won’t be much need to install a dedicated download manager on your device for scheduling downloads.
How To Enable Download Later On Google Chrome
Currently, Download Later is only available behind a Chrome flag in the latest CanaryÂ version of Google Chrome. You can start using the feature by enablingÂ â€œEnable download laterâ€Â andÂ â€œShow download later dialog on WiFiâ€Â flags. After you enable, restart the browser.
After enabling the feature, when you try to download a file, you will be asked if you are interested in scheduling the download. A date and time picker will now popup that you may use to schedule accordingly.
As seen in the image below, the feature works as intended, at least on Chrome Canary version 86.0.4207.0. Do keep in mind that you should enable both of the flags for the featureâ€™s UI to appear.
For now, we canâ€™t be sure if â€˜Download laterâ€™ will eventually get incorporated into the stable version of Chrome on Android. If it does, it would help general users who are not willing to download a dedicatedÂ download manager just for the sake of scheduling downloads.