How do I add articles to my reading list in Edge?

There's more to read online than you could ever hope to cover, but thanks to Microsoft Edge's Reading List feature, you can at least create, well, a reading list of the awesome stuff you just don't have time to get to right now. The list is easy to add to, and you can curate it whenever you want. To help you get a grip on the important reading out there, here's how to use and customize your reading list in Edge for Windows 10.

How to add a web page to your reading list

Of course, to read anything on your Reading List you're first going to have to add things to the reading list. Here's how:

  1. Launch Edge from your Start menu, desktop, or taskbar.
  2. Navigate to a web page you want to save to your reading list.
  3. Click the Add to favorites or reading list button. It is located in the address bar and looks like a star.

    Navigate to a web page. Click the star.

  4. Click Reading list.
  5. Click the Name field.

    Click Reading list. Click the Name field.

  6. Type a name for the article. You can also just leave the name as the default option.
  7. Click Add.

    Type a name. Click Add.

That's it. The web page can now be found in your reading list.

How to view your reading list

Now that you have a few pages saved in your reading list, you can go back and view your additions and select any to read.

  1. Launch Edge from your Start menu, desktop, or taskbar.
  2. Click the Hub button. It looks like three horizontal lines.

    Launch Edge. Click the Hub button.

  3. Click the Reading list button at the top of the menu. It also looks like a stack of horizontal lines.
  4. Click a web page in your reading list. You can also right-click a web page and force it to open in a new tab.

    Click the Reading list button. Click a web page.

How to sync your reading list across devices

Can't remember that interesting article you saw last night on your PC? Pull out your phone and check your reading list. If you use the same Microsoft account to log in on all or a few of your Microsoft devices, you can sync your reading list between them.

  1. Launch Edge from your Start menu, desktop, or taskbar.
  2. Click the More button in the top-right corner of the window. It looks like three dots.

    Launch Edge. Click the More button.

  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click the switch beneath Sync your favorites and reading list so that it turns On.

    Click Settings. Click the switch.

As long as the same switch is enabled on your other devices, your favorites list and reading list should sync.

How to remove a web page from your reading list

If you've read a page and want to keep your reading list uncluttered, you can easily remove web pages.

  1. Launch Edge from your Start menu, desktop, or taskbar.
  2. Click the Hub button. It looks like three horizontal lines.
  3. Click the Reading list button at the top of the menu. It also looks like a stack of horizontal lines.

    Click the Hub button. Click the Reading list button.

  4. Right-click a web page on your reading list.
  5. Click Delete.

    Right-click a web page. Click Delete.

Easier reading

Don't forget to check out our guide to Edge's reading view. It offers some satisfying reading options, including a darker background, larger text, and the removal of everything but the words.

Has your reading list been populated, or do you toss everything into the favorites list and tell yourself you'll sort it out later?