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How to customize your reading list in Edge for Windows 10

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.

  1. Click Reading list.
  2. Click the Name field.

  1. Type a name for the article. You can also just leave the name as the default option.
  2. 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.

  1. Click the Reading list button at the top of the menu. It also looks like a stack of horizontal lines.
  2. 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.

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.

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

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.

  1. Right-click a web page on your reading list.
  2. 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?

Cale Hunt
Cale Hunt

Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.

8 Comments
  • I use Pocket for Edge instead mostly due to the fact that at work I don't have a computer with the Reading List option (win8/10), so i can send to Pocket for Firefox on the work computer (Win7).
  • It does not sync every entry of the reading list, sorry, but thus feature is quite unreliable for me. (yes, sync is enabled on every device)
  • I've discovered the same thing.
  • Edge has very promising, brilliant UWP browsync features that I love. Developers should learn from msft's own app developments.
  • Favorites seem to be working fine in both, my SP3 and Lumia 950. However, reading list does not. Unreliable, not accurate. At least, it should have a force sync option. Many times I would like to share websites or other links through SMS. I tried adding those pages to reading list in hope I can share it from my phone to sms, but it is a no go.
  • Looks like others are reporting unreliable experiences as well. The only place all of my Reading List items appear is on my phone. To top it off, Edge on Windows 10 desktop likes to occasionally reset and clear the Reading List so even if I added it on my desktop, it will only be on my phone. It can't seem to sync from the phone back to the desktop. The separate Reading List app appeared to work better in Windows 8, but why keep a working app/function, right?
  • the standalone readinglist app carried over from W8.1 is so much better, I use it several times a day instead of the built in one in Edge. Just hit the share icon and it will show up on the right sliding panel.
  • This articles title to me adresses the sore point of the reading list that there ua no way to customize (read organize) your articles webpages into folders. Something that was auppirted until recently in windows 8.x and was a powerful feature that made the apo useful. It is currently a long unorganized list to visually sift through. No search, no filters, no categorical tagging either. Frustrating. Not even Cortana or windows search can help out here at this point in time of the the advancing creators update.
    Secondly another sore point is no way to save your list. When its gone at a reinstall its gone. All the hard efforts of searching and building you personal valuable reading list gone. Poof!