Offline Support for Google eBooks Now Available in Chrome, Chrome OS

If you’re a fan of Google eBooks, we’ve got good news for you. Offline support for all of their eBooks have been added to Chrome and Chrome OS so you can continue reading your favorites even if you don’t have an Internet connection.

Google announced the launch of offline support for Google eBooks for those using Chrome or Chrome OS, so they can continue reading books even when they’re not actually connected to the Internet.

“We’ve all been there: the Internet is suddenly down, and you can’t keep on reading your ebook to see what the character decides to do next,” says Google Books Product Manager Xinxing Gu. “Or you’re about to head to the airport and want to be able to dive into a newly-purchased ebook during a long flight. Whether you are flying through the air, backpacking through the European countryside, or simply facing intermittent network connections, you can always read your Google eBooks in your Chrome browser or on your Chromebook,”

In order to take advantage of this new feature, you’ll need to download the Google Books app that is available in the Chrome Web Store. Once installed, simply mouse over the cover of the book and tick “Make available offline”. Currently this feature is only possible for eBooks in the EPUB and PDF formats.

[via Web Pro News]