How to mark all links as read in Chrome [Tip]

If you go to sites likes Reddit and Hacker News, you won’t be able to differentiate the links that you’ve already clicked and visited from the ones that you still haven’t viewed. This would often lead you to clicking the same link twice. Apparently, this can obstruct your browsing experience.

So if you want to browse Reddit, Hacker News and other similar sites more efficiently, here’s what you can do.

How to mark all links from a web page as read in Chrome

You can apply a tweak to mark the links that you’ve already clicked as “Visited”. When a link gets marked as visited, it will be grayed out so you can easily distinguish it from the ones that you still haven’t clicked and read.

  • To do so, just downloadMark All as Read” from the Chrome Web Store. Install it in Chrome.
  • After installing the browser extension, take note of the icon that it has added to your browser’s toolbar (omnibar). The icon has a white check mark.
  • Next, go to the site that you want. For example, you can visit Reddit, Hacker News, Designer News, Product Hunt, etc.
  • Once you’re on the site, just click and visit some links. Since you’re using Chrome, it would be best if you open each link in a new tab. Leave the homepage as is.

Mark all links as Read in Chrome

  • After visiting some links, just click the Mark All as Read icon on your browser’s toolbar.

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  • In Reddit, the color of the title text of your visited links will automatically change. If you’re on Product Hunt, then the title text of your visited links will be grayed out.

That’s it. You’re done.

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