Image: Reddit / @Shifua

Google is working on a new ‘Download later’ feature for Chrome on Android that will allow users to schedule a download task. This feature is yet to be rolled out widely because it is currently in development and can be accessed by enabling a flag in the Canary channel. To recall, the current stable build of Chrome only allows users to specify the download path and network preference.

First spotted by Techdows, the download schedule feature appears as a pop-up when you initiate a file download. The “Choose when to download” window gives users three options – Now, On Wi-Fi, and Pick date & time. The latter is the one that allows users to schedule a download when it’s convenient.

(Image: Techdow)

When the feature is enabled, the Downloads section in Chrome browser will show a “Scheduled for later” tab to see scheduled downloads. As for the Chrome flag in question that enabled the aforementioned feature, it is called “Enable download later‘. As mentioned earlier, the feature is currently in development, but there is no word as to when it will be made available via the stable channel.

I’ve been writing about consumer technology for over three years now, having worked with names such as NDTV and Beebom in the past. Aside from covering the latest news, I’ve reviewed my fair share of devices ranging from smartphones and laptops to smart home devices. I also have interviewed tech execs and appeared as a host in YouTube videos talking about the latest and greatest gadgets out there.
You May Also Like
Echo Show 10
Make your home smarter with the Echo Show 10 and several smart devices on sale
Today’s best smart home deals come from Amazon.com, where you will find the Amazon Echo Show 10 and more great and useful devices on sale
Apple’s iPad Pro lineup, the Galaxy Buds Pro and more affordable phones are on sale
We keep on getting great deals from Amazon and Verizon, where you can get a new iPad Pro, Samsung Galaxy Buds and more devices on sale
Apple April event
Pocketnow Daily: Apple Event CONFIRMED! But, What Does Spring Loaded Mean? (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the upcoming Apple Spring Loaded Event, hew camera in the Galaxy S22, and more.