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How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone
Have you come across a lot of interesting links from Twitter, but you don’t have the time to read all of them? Today we’ll show you how to read these links later from your desktop and phone.

Organizing links from Twitter can be a troublesome, but these tools will reduce the effort greatly:

  • Instapaper saves web pages so you can read them at a later time. Not only does it save an online article to read later, but also gives you several choices for where you want to read it.
  • Instafetchbrings the simplicity and readability of Instapaper, that non-iOS mobile platforms users (Android and Windows 7) have long been waiting for.
  • TweetDeck is a real-time social networking client that connects us accross different platforms: Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Google Buzz and more.
  • Evernote is a free note taking application that helps us organize our most disorganized pile of notes. Evernote allows saving notes, pictures, and web content to one centralized location and access it from almost anywhere.
  • Google Readers helps us read more content out of our RSS Feed subscription, without having to refresh our RSS Feed bookmarks constantly. It is a great time saver when we have to read hundreds of tech news from our RSS feed.

Instapaper in Action

We follow a lot of people who tweet important links as our source of information. Unfortunately, when you follow too many chatty people on Twitter, the noise can be overwhelming. Thanks to Instapaper, we have been saving important tweet links for later reading anytime, anywhere.

With Instaright — a Firefox extension for Instapaper — saving links to Instapaper from Firefox has never been easier. Instaright adds an option to Firefox’s right click context menu that allows us to save links with a single click.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Save as many links as you want, and when you’re ready to read them, go to the Instapaper site, and you’ll see a list of the articles you saved. You can click each link to go directly to the saved page, or archive the article for later.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Of course, the desktop is not the only place where we read Tweets, we also read our links in our phone.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Instafetch brings the convenience and simplicity of Instapaper onto Android.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

You will find that when you tap each article, Instafetch renders the article content into a minimalist text-based web page – with no pictures nor frames – for easy reading and quicker load time. Instafetch also caches the content of the web page for offline reading.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

When it comes to reading Twitter, TweetDeck is our number one choice.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Saving tweets for later reading in TweetDeck’s Android client is a breeze. Just tap, and hold down a Tweet to bring up the sharing menu.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Tap the share button, and you will see an option to share the Tweet to Instapaper, via Instafetch, for later reading.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Saving Instapaper’s Links into Evernote

Instapaper, whether you’re using a computer or a phone, is an excellent tool to save things to read. Instapaper saves any content for later reading anytime you want — even offline. As great as Instapaper is (and trust us, it’s great), there are a number of ways to make it even better, and Evernote is one of them. Whenever we find a useful links in our Instapaper reading list, we’ll save them to Evernote.

We recommend that you install the Evernote client for Android so that you can send links directly to Evernote from Instafetch. There are two options to save your Instapaper content to Evernote: saving the URL, or saving the content of the web page to Evernote. If you want to save the URL, you need to tap the share button, followed by the “Evernote – Create Note” menu.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

For the second option, tap the “More” button, followed by the “Share article text” option

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

… and you can save the content to Evernote.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

RSS Feed for Later Reading

If you have been using “Favorite Tweets”, you should know that Twitter publishes your favorite tweets as an RSS Feed. How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

As tech writers, we subscribe to hundreds of news feed, and without a good tool – like Google Reader – we’ll go nuts reading them one by one.

Note: Your “Favorite Tweets” RSS feed comes in this format: “http://twitter.com/favorites/[user name].rss”.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Google Readers helps us organize our feeds, with folders, into logical chunks of information.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

You can even click the “Read it Later” button to save links for later reading to Read It Later.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

If you happen to be an Instapaper user, you should try Instacriber as an alternative to Google Reader.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Instead of saving each link to Instapaper, it’d be nice just set them to do so automatically, and this is where Instascriber comes in. Instascriber reads your “Favorite Tweets” feed, and send it to Instapaper when you click the “Saved” button.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

In How-To Geek, everyone uses different tools to save links for later reading. Me and Yatri use Instapaper, or its closest sibling, Read-It-Later. Our Chief Geek uses Evernote, and others use Google Reader to save links for later reading.

We recommend that you try some of these tools and stick with the ones that work best for your need. Feel free to share with the other fellow readers about how you organize links for later reading in the comments.

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There’s a ton of content out there online, and if you’re anything like the average internet user, you tend to spot a few interesting headlines, photos, and videos scattered throughout your social feeds while browsing when you should be busy doing something else. It just isn’t always the best time to click and get a good enough look at what pops up in your feeds.

So, what can you do to make sure you can find it again later when you have more time? You could always add it to your browser’s bookmarks, or just copy and paste the URL to email to yourself, but that’s the old school way of doing it.

Today, there are so many faster, newer ways to save links — both on the desktop and on mobile. And if it’s a service that can be used on both platforms, you’re saved links will likely be synced across your account and updated on all your devices. Nice, right?

Take a look below to see which popular link-saving method might work best for you.

– It’s easy to do!

(Pocket-lint) – Twitter offers the ability to save a tweet as a draft, as well as schedule a tweet to send at a specific time. The features arrived in 2020, removing the need for tweet scheduling tools.

The best part is these two features is that they are directly available from the tweet composer window. Here’s everything you need to know.

How to save a tweet as a draft

If you don’t want to finish a tweet in the moment and would like to come back to it, simply save it. Just follow these steps:

  1. Open the Compose Tweet window
  2. Hit ‘Cancel’ if you’re in the Twitter app / Select the ‘X’ if you’re using a browser
  3. Select ‘Save Draft’ on the app / ‘Save’ on browser

Note: Don’t know how to tweet? See this Twitter FAQ page here.

How to find Twitter drafts

Later, when you want to tweet, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Compose Tweet window
  2. Tap ‘Drafts’ in the top right on the Twitter app / Select Unsent Tweets on a browser
  3. You will then see a tab with all your tweet drafts.
  4. Tap one to open and finish your tweet.

Alternatively, from the compose tweet window, tap the Calendar/schedule icon and then tap ‘Scheduled Tweets’. You will see a tab with your scheduled tweets. Next to the Scheduled Tweets tab is a Drafts tab which you can click on to see all your unsent tweets. This only works on browser and not on the Twitter apps.

How to schedule a tweet

If you wrote a tweet but would rather send it later at a more optimal time, just schedule it. Follow the steps below, but bear in mind that while drafts works on the iOS and Android apps, scheduling is only available on the Twitter web app.

  1. Open the Compose Tweet window
  2. Tap the Calendar/schedule icon.
  3. Select your date, time, and timezone.
  4. Press ‘Confirm’
  5. Once you’ve finished the tweet, tap on the Schedule button.

How to find scheduled tweets

From the compose tweet window, tap ‘Unsent tweets’ and then tap on the Scheduled tab to see all your scheduled tweets. Tap one to open and edit your tweet. Alternatively, from the compose tweet window, tap the Calendar/schedule icon, and you will see a link to your scheduled tweets under the date and time boxes.

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Twitter is a fast-paced world — your timeline might feel like it’s running at a mile a minute. But your tweets don’t have to be that way. It’s okay to take your time and refine your tweets later. For that, you can use Twitter drafts.

Whether you can’t decide between two different phrasings, you haven’t yet thought of a good punchline, you need a friend to proofread your spelling, or you don’t want to accidentally publish something on the spur of the moment that you may regret later, you can save your tweet as a draft first. It’s easy to use, and will store your half-written thoughts for as long as you need.

Here’s how to save a tweet as a draft.

First, open up a new tweet and type out whatever you want to save. Then,

  • Tap “Cancel” in the top left.
  • A menu will pop up asking if you want to delete what you’ve written so far or save it as a draft. Choose the latter option.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

When you’re finally ready to finish your tweet and release it to the world, you can pull it out of your drafts. First, you’ll want to open a new tweet. But instead of typing anything:

  • You’ll see a “Drafts” button next to the Tweet button in the top right corner. Select it.
  • You’ll see a list of your drafts. Select the one you want to open.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Your draft will pop back up, and you can edit it to your taste. From there, you can tweet it or save it as a draft again.

You cannot currently use Twitter’s drafts feature on a computer — at least, not natively on Twitter’s site. The easiest way to use the function is to download the Twitter app for Android or iOS on your mobile device.

However, if you really need to use drafts in a browser, you can use third-party social-media managers such as Hootsuite, which save and store drafts on their own platforms.

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What began as an experiment last fall is now rolling out to all main web app users.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Twitter this week announced a new feature (Opens in a new window) that lets folks save tweets as a draft and schedule posts for a later time or date. What began as an experiment last fall is now rolling out to all main web app users.

Tweetdeck and other third-party platforms have long offered the ability to write now and post later. Twitter only jumped on the bandwagon in November, when a small subset of users gained access to the feature. Six months later, all Twitter users have access to the feature.

It’s easy enough to do: When composing a tweet, look for the calendar icon (next to the emoji symbol) and click to specify when you want your tweet to launch; choose a date, time, and timezone, then tap Confirm and Schedule.

The microblogging site also introduced the option to save draft tweets. Using the web app, simply tap X and Save, then, when you’re ready, click Unsent Tweets (which also houses scheduled updates) to open TBC messages. Continue crafting your post to send immediately or schedule it in for later. As of now, tweet drafts saved on desktop or mobile web are accessible via desktop or mobile web only; unfinished thoughts do not currently sync across platforms (Opens in a new window) .

Joe Fedewa is a Staff Writer at How-To Geek. He has been covering consumer technology for over a decade and previously worked as a News Editor at XDA Developers. Joe loves all things technology and is also an avid DIYer at heart. He has written thousands of articles, hundreds of tutorials, and dozens of reviews. Read more.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

There’s so much great content being written on the internet that it’s hard to find the time to read it all. Google Chrome’s “Reading List” feature can help you save things for later, so you never miss something good.

What Is the Google Chrome Reading List?

The “Reading List” is exactly what it sounds like—a list of things to read. It’s a similar concept to the bookmarks that we’ve used in web browsers for years, but with a more focused purpose.

Instead of saving an article or story to a folder in your bookmarks, you can put it in the Reading List. The list syncs to your Google account if you’re logged into Chrome, so it’s available on your desktop and phone. That makes it a little easier to access than bookmarks.

The other benefit over bookmarks is the offline feature. Pages saved to your Reading List can be read without an internet connection—though you do need internet to add to the list.

If you’ve heard of the service “Pocket,” you can think of the Reading List as a similar idea. You might find an article online that sounds interesting, but you don’t have the time to read it right then. Simply put it in your Reading List and it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

How to Use the Reading List in Google Chrome

Using the Reading List is the same as bookmarking a web page. At the time of this writing, it’s available in Chrome on the desktop (Windows, Mac, and Linux) and for iPhone and iPad. Unfortunately, the feature isn’t on Android. We’ll show you how to use it everywhere.

Use Reading List on Chrome Desktop

First, navigate to a webpage that you would like to save for later. Click the star (bookmark) icon on the right side of the address bar.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

A menu with two options will appear. Select “Add to Reading List.”

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

It’s as simple as that to add to your Reading List.

Now, to access the Reading List, you’ll need to have the Bookmarks Bar visible. You can do that by typing Ctrl+Shift+B or going to Settings > Appearance > Show Bookmarks Bar.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

The Reading List can be found on the far right side of the Bookmarks Bar. Click it and you’ll see all your saved articles in a list.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

The list is organized by “Unread” pages at the top and “Pages You’ve Read” at the bottom. You can also see how long it’s been since the pages were added/read.

Mouse-over a page to mark it as read/unread or remove it from the Reading List.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Disabling and removing the Reading List from Chrome requires changing a flag.

Reading List on Chrome for iPhone and iPad

Chrome for iPhone and iPad offers two ways to add pages to your Reading List. It can be done from Chrome or from another app.

For the first method, open Chrome on your iPhone or iPad and find a page to save for later. Now tap the share icon in the address bar.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Next, select “Read Later” from the menu.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

That’s it! The page is in your Reading List.

For the second method, find a web page or link that you’d like to read later in any app. We’ll be using Apple News. Tap the share icon.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Next, find “Chrome” in the app row and select it.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

From the Chrome menu, tap “Read Later.”

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Now to access the reading list on your iPhone or iPad, open Chrome and tap the three-dot menu icon at the bottom.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Select “Reading List” from the menu. The number indicates unread pages.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

The Reading List will open with “Unread” pages at the top and “Pages You’ve Read” at the bottom. Pages marked with a green check are ready to read offline.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Tap “Edit” in the bottom corner to manage the list.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

From here, you can select pages and delete or mark them as read.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

The Reading List is a great feature if you use Chrome on multiple devices. Rather than depending on a separate third-party app, you can save things for later right inside the browser.

Possible but not always easy

Maybe you want to download a video you found on a news site, or save a YouTube video to your computer? If you’re watching a free movie online and you want to save it to watch later on an airplane, you’ll want to download the video.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Regardless of your reason in doing so, downloading videos from the internet is usually possible, just not always easy. There are video downloaders you can try (these are your best bet) but also browser tricks to reveal hidden download links.

Download a Video With a Downloader Tool

The easiest way to download a video from a website when there isn’t a clear download button is to use a video downloader tool. These are specially made programs or web apps that look for and extract videos from webpages.

Catch.tube is one of the best ones out there. It’s totally free and works on popular websites like Twitter, CNN, Tumblr, YouTube, Facebook, and others. To use this free video downloader, just visit the website and paste the URL that contains the video.

Some other video downloaders you can try include Catchvideo.net, Savethevideo.com, RipSave, and the Chrome extension Video Downloader.

Hack Your Browser To Download a Video

Every webpage is made up of code that you don’t see unless you peer behind the scenes, and any video you watch is being streamed from a particular source. If you can find the source link from within the code, you might be able to reach a download link.

One clear example of where this works is with YouTube videos. Downloading videos from YouTube is a popular request and there are lots of tools that can do it (many that charge), so you might be surprised to learn that you can download any video from YouTube with nothing more than a browser hack. You can also download entire YouTube playlists at once.

A desktop web browser loads YouTube videos differently than a mobile one, so the idea here is to tell your desktop browser to request the YouTube video as if you were on a mobile device. Once your browser loads the page, a unique download link is visible, but only if you uncover the source code of the page.

  • Open Firefox and go to about:config. Treat that like a URL, so enter it into the navigation area at the top of the browser.
  • Right-click in an empty space and go to New >String.
  • Name it general.useragent.override and then put this code there:

Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 8_3 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/600.1.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) FxiOS/1.0 Mobile/12F69 Safari/600.1.4

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

  • Open a new tab and find the YouTube video you want to download.
  • Start the video and let it play for a few seconds. If there’s an ad, let that finish first.
  • Right-click the video and choose Inspect Element.
  • In the new window that opens, find

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

  • Open a new tab in Firefox (or any browser) and enter that into the navigation bar.
  • Right-click the video in that tab and choose Save Video As.
  • Download videoplayback.mp4 to your computer to save the YouTube video. You can rename it if you want.
  • Return to the tab with the user agent setting, right-click the new string you made, and select Reset to return Firefox to desktop mode.

Here’s another example where a CNN weather video has no download link on the surface, but if you turn Firefox into mobile mode and refresh the page, the source shows a simple MP4 download link.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

This exact technique to download a video won’t work for every video on other websites become some video streaming services don’t have mobile versions of their pages, but a similar method might work.

If inspecting the video page doesn’t show a download link, try changing the browser’s user agent like we did above, and then give it another shot. You might also have luck using a different browser like Chrome or Edge.

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Your favorite iPhone can make browsing the web much easier by utilizing Bookmarks to get to your favorite webpages quicker, and using the Reading List to save articles you want to read later. In iOS 15, it’s built right into Safari, allowing you to save articles and other web items for later perusal on your iPhone or iPad.

Both Reading List and Bookmarks sync via iCloud, so your links and stories are available no matter which device you have with you, whether you’re taking a quick break from work on your Mac, relaxing with your iPad, or commuting with your best iPhone. Here’s how to use Bookmarks and the Reading List in Safari in iOS 15.

How to add a bookmark in Safari

  1. Launch Safari from your Home screen.
  2. Navigate to the website you want to bookmark.
  3. Long press the bookmark button. It’s the icon that looks like a book.

Tap Add Bookmark

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Tap the location you want the bookmark. The default is Favorites.

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Tap Save.

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How to search for a bookmark in Safari

If you’re having trouble finding a particular bookmark, you can always search for it.

  1. Launch Safari from your home screen.
  2. Tap the Bookmark button at the bottom of your screen.

Swipe down on the Bookmark list to bring up the search bar.

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Type in your search query.

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How to edit a bookmark in Safari

If you ever want to change the name or location of a bookmark you’ve already created, you can do so by editing the bookmark right in Safari.

  1. Launch Safari from your home screen.
  2. Tap the Bookmark button at the bottom of your screen.
  3. Long press the bookmark you want to edit.

Tap edit from the pop-up menu.

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Here’s where you can rename or change the location of a bookmark.

How to remove a bookmark in Safari

  1. Launch Safari from your home screen.
  2. Tap the Bookmark button at the bottom of your screen.
  3. Long press the bookmark you want to edit.

Tap delete from the pop-up menu.

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How to add an article to your Reading List in Safari

Not every website supports reading lists, but a lot do, so if you come across an article you want to read later, here’s how.

    Long press the bookmark button when you’re on the page or article you want to add.

Tap Add to Reading List.

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How to view your Reading List in Safari

Getting to all of those articles you’ve added to your Reading List is just a matter of a couple of taps.

  1. Launch Safari from your Home screen.
  2. Tap the bookmark button.

Tap the Reading List. It’s the icon that looks like glasses.

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How to delete an article from your Reading List in Safari

After you’ve read an article, you can easily remove it from your Reading List.

  1. Launch Safari from your Home screen.
  2. Tap the bookmark button.

Tap the Reading List. It’s the icon that looks like glasses.

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Tap delete.

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You can do this on your Mac too!

Now that you’ve mastered Bookmarks and the Reading List on your iPhone and iPad, check out how to use Bookmarks and the Reading List on your Mac!

Updated February 2022: Added new steps for iOS 15.

Tap this link and follow the instructions.

Save Content in Your Android Web Browser

Once you’ve downloaded the app, navigate to an article in your browser. Choose “share,” and select Instapaper.

Instapaper Browser Extension

Get the Chrome extension. It’s the fastest, most convenient way to add articles to Instapaper.

Download the Safari extension. It’s the fastest, most convenient way to add articles to Instapaper.

Download the Firefox extension. It’s the fastest, most convenient way to add articles to Instapaper.

Instapaper Bookmarklet

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Drag the bookmarklet below to your Bookmarks Bar. Then simply click it when you’re on a web page (news article, blog post, etc.) you want to save to Instapaper.

When you click this bookmarket, a “Saved!” message will briefly appear, meaning that the item is now waiting for you in your Instapaper unread queue.

Instapaper Text bookmarklet

The Instapaper Text bookmarklet converts any compatible web page into a beautifully designed Instapaper view article, right in your browser.

This Instapaper Text bookmarklet does not add the page to your Instapaper account.

Save in Your Desktop Browser

View this page in your desktop browser to get the bookmarklet.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Facebook is booming with videos: educational videos teaching you to garden or code, those addicting and useless 5-minute craft videos, the very visibly faked videos of people catching their partners cheating on them, aliens caught on film. If there is a craving for content, that content is likely on Facebook in video form.

If you want to share that video, you can copy the link and send it to a friend, or DM it to them through the app. You can save the video, but that doesn’t actually save the video to your phone or computer’s hard drive — instead, it adds the video to your saved video bookmarks so you can find it easier and watch it later on Facebook. Sometimes, though, a video is simply too brilliant or helpful to not have saved onto your phone. Maybe you want to show a parent, or access it when you’re offline. In order to download a video from Facebook, you’ll have to follow through with a few steps.

1. Pick a video

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Find a video you want to save.

2. Copy the link

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Click the three dots at the top right corner of the video, and then copy the link.

3. Paste that link into a new tab

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Paste the link you copied into a new tab to navigate to that site.

4. Delete “www” in the url and change it to “mbasic.”

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

In the link, delete the “www” and change it to “mbasic.” This will turn your site into a very retro version of Facebook.

5. Open the video in a new tab

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

This will now be a single video on a black screen.

6. Right click, and save the video

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Right click on the video, click save as, and boom! You’re done.

There is an easier way, and it’s how you can also save it on a mobile device. You can download a video from Facebook in the same way you would download a video from Twitter: by copying the share link, and pasting that link into a third-party website designed to do all of that work for you. Once you have the tweet link copied, you’ll want to go to a website like FB Down. There, you’ll paste the copied link and click download. You can also download a third-party app like the Friendly for Facebook app, which gives the Facebook app extra features, including a downloading option.

If all else fails, you can always record your screen, play the video, and save that video to your phone or desktop that way. Screen recording is fairly simple, but it might not give you the same quality as saving the Facebook video independently.

Possible but not always easy

Maybe you want to download a video you found on a news site, or save a YouTube video to your computer? If you’re watching a free movie online and you want to save it to watch later on an airplane, you’ll want to download the video.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Regardless of your reason in doing so, downloading videos from the internet is usually possible, just not always easy. There are video downloaders you can try (these are your best bet) but also browser tricks to reveal hidden download links.

Download a Video With a Downloader Tool

The easiest way to download a video from a website when there isn’t a clear download button is to use a video downloader tool. These are specially made programs or web apps that look for and extract videos from webpages.

Catch.tube is one of the best ones out there. It’s totally free and works on popular websites like Twitter, CNN, Tumblr, YouTube, Facebook, and others. To use this free video downloader, just visit the website and paste the URL that contains the video.

Some other video downloaders you can try include Catchvideo.net, Savethevideo.com, RipSave, and the Chrome extension Video Downloader.

Hack Your Browser To Download a Video

Every webpage is made up of code that you don’t see unless you peer behind the scenes, and any video you watch is being streamed from a particular source. If you can find the source link from within the code, you might be able to reach a download link.

One clear example of where this works is with YouTube videos. Downloading videos from YouTube is a popular request and there are lots of tools that can do it (many that charge), so you might be surprised to learn that you can download any video from YouTube with nothing more than a browser hack. You can also download entire YouTube playlists at once.

A desktop web browser loads YouTube videos differently than a mobile one, so the idea here is to tell your desktop browser to request the YouTube video as if you were on a mobile device. Once your browser loads the page, a unique download link is visible, but only if you uncover the source code of the page.

  • Open Firefox and go to about:config. Treat that like a URL, so enter it into the navigation area at the top of the browser.
  • Right-click in an empty space and go to New >String.
  • Name it general.useragent.override and then put this code there:

Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 8_3 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/600.1.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) FxiOS/1.0 Mobile/12F69 Safari/600.1.4

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

  • Open a new tab and find the YouTube video you want to download.
  • Start the video and let it play for a few seconds. If there’s an ad, let that finish first.
  • Right-click the video and choose Inspect Element.
  • In the new window that opens, find

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

  • Open a new tab in Firefox (or any browser) and enter that into the navigation bar.
  • Right-click the video in that tab and choose Save Video As.
  • Download videoplayback.mp4 to your computer to save the YouTube video. You can rename it if you want.
  • Return to the tab with the user agent setting, right-click the new string you made, and select Reset to return Firefox to desktop mode.

Here’s another example where a CNN weather video has no download link on the surface, but if you turn Firefox into mobile mode and refresh the page, the source shows a simple MP4 download link.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

This exact technique to download a video won’t work for every video on other websites become some video streaming services don’t have mobile versions of their pages, but a similar method might work.

If inspecting the video page doesn’t show a download link, try changing the browser’s user agent like we did above, and then give it another shot. You might also have luck using a different browser like Chrome or Edge.

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If you’re browsing around the internet and want to come back to a webpage, but don’t want it sitting in your Bookmarks bar, the Reading List in Apple’s Safari browser is surprisingly helpful.

The Reading List feature allows you to add webpages that you specifically want to return to later. Adding web pages to the list is easy, too.

However, the list has the ability to pile up. If you’ve ever wondered how to delete items off of Safari’s Reading List on your Mac, here’s how in a few easy steps.

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How to add items to your Reading List on a Mac using Safari

1. Launch Safari.

2. Enter the URL address of the website or article you’d like to add to your Reading List (for example, the How To Do Everything: Tech section of Business Insider).

3. In the Bookmarks menu at the top in Safari, find and click “Add to Reading List” or use the keyboard shortcut Shift + Command + D. If you’d like to save an article that is hyperlinked on a website, hover your mouse over the link and hold down Shift while clicking it to add the linked page to your Reading List.

4. To access your Reading List, find the icon on the menu at the top that looks like a square and a rectangle with three lines in it. This icon is called the Sidebar button. Clicking it will open a menu where you can find your Reading List and bookmarks.

How to delete items from your Reading List on a Mac using Safari

1. To delete items from your Reading List, first launch Safari.

2. In the top menu, find the Sidebar button and access the menu.

3. You will first see two icons: one that looks like a book, and another that looks like a pair of glasses. Select the icon that looks like a pair of glasses. This is where the articles and webpages you’ve saved to your Reading List will be.

4. To delete an item, right-click on it . If you don’t use a mouse, do Command + Click.

5. This will bring up another menu. Find and click “Remove Item” — you can also remove all articles from your reading list at once by clicking “Clear All Items.”

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Facebook is booming with videos: educational videos teaching you to garden or code, those addicting and useless 5-minute craft videos, the very visibly faked videos of people catching their partners cheating on them, aliens caught on film. If there is a craving for content, that content is likely on Facebook in video form.

If you want to share that video, you can copy the link and send it to a friend, or DM it to them through the app. You can save the video, but that doesn’t actually save the video to your phone or computer’s hard drive — instead, it adds the video to your saved video bookmarks so you can find it easier and watch it later on Facebook. Sometimes, though, a video is simply too brilliant or helpful to not have saved onto your phone. Maybe you want to show a parent, or access it when you’re offline. In order to download a video from Facebook, you’ll have to follow through with a few steps.

1. Pick a video

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Find a video you want to save.

2. Copy the link

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Click the three dots at the top right corner of the video, and then copy the link.

3. Paste that link into a new tab

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Paste the link you copied into a new tab to navigate to that site.

4. Delete “www” in the url and change it to “mbasic.”

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

In the link, delete the “www” and change it to “mbasic.” This will turn your site into a very retro version of Facebook.

5. Open the video in a new tab

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

This will now be a single video on a black screen.

6. Right click, and save the video

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Right click on the video, click save as, and boom! You’re done.

There is an easier way, and it’s how you can also save it on a mobile device. You can download a video from Facebook in the same way you would download a video from Twitter: by copying the share link, and pasting that link into a third-party website designed to do all of that work for you. Once you have the tweet link copied, you’ll want to go to a website like FB Down. There, you’ll paste the copied link and click download. You can also download a third-party app like the Friendly for Facebook app, which gives the Facebook app extra features, including a downloading option.

If all else fails, you can always record your screen, play the video, and save that video to your phone or desktop that way. Screen recording is fairly simple, but it might not give you the same quality as saving the Facebook video independently.

Audiobooks can provide an easy and convenient way to get more reading into your life.

But if you plan on going outside the range of your regular internet connection, you’ll want to download the book onto your computer or device before you leave. That way, you won’t have to worry about getting stuck on a cliffhanger.

Here’s how to download Audible books on a desktop or mobile app.

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How to download Audible books on a computer

1. Go to audible.com in a browser on your Mac or PC and log into your account, if necessary.

2. Select “Library” in the menu at the top of the screen.

3. Locate the desired audiobook and select “Download,” located under the “Other Actions” column.

You’ll then see the download notification pop up. Once it’s finished downloading, you’d be able to open the file and start listening to your audiobook on- or offline.

How to download Audible books on a mobile device

You’ll need to have a stable WiFi connection in order for your audiobook to download properly:

1. Open the Audible app on your phone and log in, if needed.

2. Tap “Library,” located either at the bottom of the screen on an iPhone or within the side menu on an Android.

3. Select “Cloud” — iPhone users will see it in orange at the top of the screen while Android users may have to tap “Library” at the top and select “Cloud” from the dropdown.

4. Locate the audiobook you want to download and tap the cover.

Once downloaded, you won’t see that download icon on top of the audiobook cover, and the cover won’t be greyed out. You would then be able listen to your audiobook on your mobile device even when you aren’t connected to a WiFi source.

Your iPhone is a powerful computer, though most of the time, Apple tries to hide most of that complexity from you. But sometimes, you need your phone to behave more like an ordinary computer, and show you where all its files are located.

If you download a file from the internet, for example, you need to know where it is so you can find it again later. On a computer, you would use a file manager like Windows Explorer. On an iPhone, things work slightly differently.

Here’s how to download and find files on your iPhone.

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How to open files on an iPhone

In general, when you download a file from an app on the iPhone, it’s automatically stored with the app that can handle that file, based on the file type.

For example, if you download a movie in the Netflix app, that movie can only be viewed in the Netflix app, because that’s the only app that can open Netflix files. If you download a WebM file from Safari, you’ll need an app like VLC Player.

Other files require different apps to open. If you download a file to your iPhone that you can’t open, you should Google it to see which app you need.

How to download photos and videos on the iPhone

If you receive a photo or video in the Mail or Messages app, there are two ways to save it. Your choice determines where and how it’s stored on your iPhone.

1. Open a photo in Messages or the app you’re viewing it in by tapping it.

2. Tap the Share button (which looks like an arrow pointing up out of a cup).

3. You should see two save options in the bottom row of the pop-up window: Save Image and Save to File.

How to download files from web pages in Safari

You probably don’t need to do this often, but it is possible to download files from a web page in Safari.

1. Start the Safari app and go to a web page that has the file you want to download.

2. Tap the file to download it, whether through a link or download button.

3. Depending on the type of file, it might open on the iPhone screen, a new tab in Safari, or display a prompt for you to choose a location to download it. If so, you can pick a folder to store it in on iCloud, in your iPhone’s set of folders, or in a folder like Dropbox, if you use that app

How to find a file you’ve downloaded to your iPhone

Your iPhone includes Files, an app that can locate and open files stored on your phone, sort of like a desktop computer’s file manager. Here’s how to use it.

1. Start the Files app, which looks like a blue folder on a white background.

2. In the Browse section, tap a location where you want to browse.

3. Tap to open subfolders as needed to find the file you want.

4. Tap the file you want to open. Your iPhone will open the file using the appropriate app.

If you’re like most people, you probably drive on the same roads a lot. Even so, there’s a good chance that you still use a GPS like Google Maps to make sure that you’re on the right path.

Google Maps can help you find your favorite routes even faster. If you’re using the Google Maps smartphone app, you can “pin” a navigation route or location and save it for later. This lets you pull up a public transit route or driving directions with just two taps. It’s perfect for routes that you travel down often.

Here’s how to save a route in Google Maps and easily find it later.

How to save a route in Google Maps

These steps are the same for both the iPhone and Android Google Maps apps, but are slightly different depending on whether you want to save public transit or driving directions.

If you’re taking public transit, you can save the exact route from one spot to another. But if you’re driving, you can only save your destination — the starting location will always be your current location by default.

1. Open Google Maps and start getting directions to somewhere.

2. When you’re on the screen that lets you choose what mode of transport you’re using and which route you want to take, select the route that you want to save.

3. As you’re looking at the overview of the entire route, tap the Pin option at the very bottom of the screen.

Your selected route will be saved. Now, here’s how to find it:

1. Open Google Maps again and tap Go at the bottom of the screen.

2. Anything that you’ve pinned will appear at the top of the Go list. Just tap it to bring up the route preview again.

If you saved a public transit route, you’ll see the exact route preview that you originally pinned. If you saved a driving route, you’ll see directions from your current location to the destination you pinned.

Quick tip: You’ll need to be online to get these directions, even if they’re pinned. If you’re instead looking to save a route so you can get directions when you’re offline, you’ll need to download a map of the entire area first.

Saving a route to your Android’s home screen

If you’re using an Android smartphone, you’ve got an extra option: Saving a shortcut for the route to your phone’s home screen.

1. Open Google Maps and bring up the route that you want to save.

2. On the same screen where you can pin the route, instead tap the three dots next to the starting location.

3. Select Add route to Home screen and confirm that you want to add the icon.

Now whenever you tap the shortcut on your home screen, you’ll be brought to this same route preview.

Your iPhone is a powerful computer, though most of the time, Apple tries to hide most of that complexity from you. But sometimes, you need your phone to behave more like an ordinary computer, and show you where all its files are located.

If you download a file from the internet, for example, you need to know where it is so you can find it again later. On a computer, you would use a file manager like Windows Explorer. On an iPhone, things work slightly differently.

Here’s how to download and find files on your iPhone.

Check out the products mentioned in this article:

iPhone Xs (From $999.99 at Best Buy)

How to open files on an iPhone

In general, when you download a file from an app on the iPhone, it’s automatically stored with the app that can handle that file, based on the file type.

For example, if you download a movie in the Netflix app, that movie can only be viewed in the Netflix app, because that’s the only app that can open Netflix files. If you download a WebM file from Safari, you’ll need an app like VLC Player.

Other files require different apps to open. If you download a file to your iPhone that you can’t open, you should Google it to see which app you need.

How to download photos and videos on the iPhone

If you receive a photo or video in the Mail or Messages app, there are two ways to save it. Your choice determines where and how it’s stored on your iPhone.

1. Open a photo in Messages or the app you’re viewing it in by tapping it.

2. Tap the Share button (which looks like an arrow pointing up out of a cup).

3. You should see two save options in the bottom row of the pop-up window: Save Image and Save to File.

How to download files from web pages in Safari

You probably don’t need to do this often, but it is possible to download files from a web page in Safari.

1. Start the Safari app and go to a web page that has the file you want to download.

2. Tap the file to download it, whether through a link or download button.

3. Depending on the type of file, it might open on the iPhone screen, a new tab in Safari, or display a prompt for you to choose a location to download it. If so, you can pick a folder to store it in on iCloud, in your iPhone’s set of folders, or in a folder like Dropbox, if you use that app

How to find a file you’ve downloaded to your iPhone

Your iPhone includes Files, an app that can locate and open files stored on your phone, sort of like a desktop computer’s file manager. Here’s how to use it.

1. Start the Files app, which looks like a blue folder on a white background.

2. In the Browse section, tap a location where you want to browse.

3. Tap to open subfolders as needed to find the file you want.

4. Tap the file you want to open. Your iPhone will open the file using the appropriate app.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

The Internet is a treasure trove of information and entertainment, but the amount of extra graphics and advertisements on some of the pages can get overwhelming. To reduce the clutter on the pages that distracts from what we want to read, most browsers have an option called “Reader Mode” or “Reader View.” When enabled, this view takes away all of the excess information and shows you only the article and its images.

Here’s how to access Reader Mode in some of the world’s most popular desktop browsers. The directions in this article refer to desktop versions of these browsers. However, many of them do have a reader mode in their mobile version as well.

Google Chrome

Although Chrome has been experimenting with its Reader Mode for several years, it is still not publicly available on the browser. Instead, it is in the flags, where you can find and utilize settings and extensions not released with the browser.

To use this flag, you must have version 75 of Chrome. Make sure you have this version by clicking on the three dots in the top-right corner. Hover over “Help,” and select “About Chrome.” Chrome will display the current version and automatically install any updates. Click Relaunch to finish the updates.

To get the Reader Mode on Chrome:

1. Type this into the browser: chrome://flags/#enable-reader-mode.

2. Click on the dropdown box and click on Enable.

3. When you relaunch your browser, Reader Mode will be available.

When you are on a webpage that you would like to see in Reader Mode, click on the three dots in the top-right corner of the browser, and select “Distill page.”

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If you want to return to the regular page, all you need to do is press the Back button.

Also read: 4 of the Best Web Browsers with a Focus on Privacy

Firefox

Reader view is built into the Firefox browser. If the page has a Reader View, you will see an icon that looks like a piece of paper at the end of the address bar in the browser.

Click on the icon, and the browser will reload the page in Reader View.

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Firefox offers some options for its reader mode that allow you to change font, size, and background color. It also has features that read the text to you and let you save it to Pocket to read later.

Opera

Opera does not have a reader view by default, but you can install an extension to give it the option. Install the Reader View extension.

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Once you do, a book icon will appear on the address bar.

Click on the icon to activate Reader View.

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The first time you turn on Reader View, you will see a message that tells you that you can select the content you want to view before you click the icon. Selecting the text ahead of time reduces the chance of the extension displaying the incorrect content from the page.

Also read: Are Browser Extensions Slowing You Down?

Microsoft Edge

The Reader View on Edge comes standard on the versions of the browser from Canary forward.

Click on the greyed-out book next to the favorites star.

When you click it, it will turn blue, and the Reader View of the page will load.

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Edge has a unique look for its Reader View. Instead of scrolling down to read as you would with the reader views in other browsers, you scroll sideways using the arrows on the edge of the window.

Safari

The Reader mode button is standard in the current version of Safari. Look in the address bar for the word “Reader” in a grey box.

When you click the button, you will enter Reader Mode, and the button will turn purple.

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Beginning with Safari 11 in macOS High Sierra and Sierra, you can set the browser to open most pages with Reader Mode. To do this:

1. Access a webpage with Reader Mode available.

2. Right-click the URL box.

3. Select settings for the website.

In the pop-up box that appears, look for where it says, “When visiting this website.” If you want all websites to load in Reader Mode, check the box that says “Use Reader when available.”

There are more settings for Reader on Safari found under Safari > Preferences. Here you can set Safari to open any website in Reader Mode by default.

No matter which of these browsers you use, you will find it much easier to read and retain information from websites that are not packed with so much extra material.

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How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

You could be chatting with a friend, and because of the importance of the conversation, want to save it. In some cases, you may only need to keep part of the chat and in others the whole thing. Whatever your needs are, you’ll be happy to know there are methods to either save parts of or the entire conversation.

You don’t have to be a tech genius to be able to do this. With the following methods, you’ll be able to download your Facebook chat history and quickly save all the conversations you want.

Also read: How to Record Online Meetings Even When You’re Not the Host

Download Facebook Data to Save Your Conversations

If what you’re looking for is to download absolutely everything from your conversations, including photos, then this is the method for you. By downloading the Facebook data, you’ll download things such as friends lists, Facebook data, posts, messages, pictures, etc.

It’s easier to do this via desktop. Alternatively, use your mobile device’s browser and log in to Facebook via the Facebook website. Then, tap your browser’s menu icon and choose “Desktop view.” This allows you to view the desktop version of Facebook, including all the relevant options used below, on a mobile device.

Log in to your Facebook account and open the menu at the far top right. Select “Settings & Privacy.”

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Choose “Your Facebook Information” in the left pane.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Select “View” beside “Download Your Information.”

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

This page gives you several options before you actually download anything. First, choose a date range, media quality, and file type. If you’re mainly interested in your Facebook chat history, HTML works well for the file type.

You can download everything you’ve added to your account since it was created or even just a single day. It’s completely up to you.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Originally, you could only download all your data. But now, Facebook allows you to choose what you download. Directly below the file creation options is a list of available data to download. Everything is selected by default. Uncheck anything you don’t want. If you only want your chat history, leave Messages checked.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

When you’re ready, click the blue “Create File” button just above the list of available data.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

The information isn’t immediately available. Instead, you’ll see the following message.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

You’ll receive an email when your requested file is ready. This can take anywhere from a few minutes to several days for extremely large amounts of data. If you’re still using Facebook, you’ll also get a pop-up notification.

All requested copies of your data are stored in the “Download Your Information” page under “Available Copies.” If your file isn’t ready yet, you’ll see “Pending” beside it. If it is ready, you’ll see a “Download” button. Press this to download your file, including chat history.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

You can delete any file copies by pressing “Delete” beside the file name. Please note you’ll need to generate a new copy in the future if you need the same files.

Unzip the file and open the contents to view your messages. Windows has an “extract all” option when you right-click the file. You can also use online tools. If you’re a Linux user, there are several methods for extracting files. Alternatively, use a third-party extraction tool for Windows, Mac, or Linux.

Also read: 4 of the Best Alternatives for Facebook Messenger

Messages Saver

The simplest third-party way to download your Facebook chats is to use Messages Saver, an extension available for Chrome.

Messages Saver keeps things nice and simple. It’s a browser extension that only works when you’re on the Messenger page of Facebook. Once you’re in Messenger, click a chat, then open the Messages Saver extension.

You must select a chat, then choose a date range. Press “Download” to download the messages.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

The free version of Messages Saver saves chats in the HTML format, but in the $4 paid version, you can grab your chats in different formats, with images, and so on.

While simple enough, it doesn’t always work quite as promised. For instance, I had trouble getting it to work on desktop, but it worked fine on mobile. Also, sometimes you just get a “refresh page” error and can’t download anything. It’s worth trying if you just want to download a single set of messages, but it’s not perfect.

Also read: How to Bulk-Delete Messages from Facebook Messenger

Conclusion

If you ever need to keep your important conversations, now you know how. The easiest and most reliable method is simply using Facebook’s “Download Your Information” tool. After Facebook made changes to the platform, many third-party tools no longer work, but the first method to download your Facebook chat history easily.

Also read: How to Save Posts to Read Later on Facebook

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Use Remote Desktop on your Windows, Android, or iOS device to connect to a Windows 10 PC from afar. Here’s how to set up your PC to allow remote connections and then connect to the PC you set up.

Note: While a Remote Desktop server (as in, the PC that you are connecting to) needs to be running a Pro edition of Windows, a client machine (the device you are connecting from) can be running any edition of Windows (Pro or Home), or even a different operating system altogether.

Set up the PC you want to connect to so it allows remote connections:

Make sure you have Windows 11 Pro. To check this, select Start , and open Settings . Then, under System , select About , and under Windows specifications, look for Edition. For info on how to get Windows 11 Pro, go to Upgrade Windows Home to Windows Pro.

When you’re ready, select Start , and open Settings . Then, under System , select Remote Desktop, set Remote Desktop to On, and then select Confirm.

Make note of the name of this PC under PC name. You’ll need this later.

Use Remote Desktop to connect to the PC you set up:

On your local Windows PC: In the search box on the taskbar, type Remote Desktop Connection , and then select Remote Desktop Connection. In Remote Desktop Connection, type the name of the PC you want to connect to (from Step 1), and then select Connect.

On your Windows, Android, or iOS device: Open the Remote Desktop app (available for free from Microsoft Store, Google Play, and the Mac App Store), and add the name of the PC that you want to connect to (from Step 1). Select the remote PC name that you added, and then wait for the connection to complete.

Set up the PC you want to connect to so it allows remote connections:

Make sure you have Windows 10 Pro. To check this, go to Start > Settings > System > About and look for Edition. For info on how to get Windows 10 Pro, go to Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro.

When you’re ready, select Start > Settings > System > Remote Desktop, and turn on Enable Remote Desktop.

Make note of the name of this PC under How to connect to this PC. You’ll need this later.

Use Remote Desktop to connect to the PC you set up:

On your local Windows PC: In the search box on the taskbar, type Remote Desktop Connection , and then select Remote Desktop Connection. In Remote Desktop Connection, type the name of the PC you want to connect to (from Step 1), and then select Connect.

On your Windows, Android, or iOS device: Open the Remote Desktop app (available for free from Microsoft Store, Google Play, and the Mac App Store), and add the name of the PC that you want to connect to (from Step 1). Select the remote PC name that you added, and then wait for the connection to complete.

How to save tweet links for later reading from your desktop and phone

Whether you need a copy of your text messages for legal purposes, business records or just for their sentimental value, the question of how to recover deleted text messages can send a panic through just about anyone when you start searching through your phone for a special text and realize it’s no longer there. While our platform allows business clients to keep copies of all text logs for future reference, we’re also experts in all things text messaging and know all the tricks when it comes to retrieving deleted texts from your iPhone or Android.

Need to recover deleted text messages from your phone? Whether you’re smartphone addicted or need your texts for serious reasons, here’s your guide for how to get those lost text messages back.

Method 1: Recover deleted text messages from iPhone backup

Now that the macOS Catalina has removed the iTunes app, you can no longer use iTunes to recover lost text messages. However, you can still retrieve deleted texts from iCloud if your text messages have previously been backed up. Here’s how to do it:

  • Step 1: Open Settings and tap on your name or picture at the top
  • Step 2: Select iCloud > Manage Storage > Backups
  • Step 3: Search to see if your old text messages are included in a prior back up
  • Step 4: Restore your iPhone to the old backup. Go to General > Reset > Erase all content. When your phone resets, you’ll have the opportunity to restore it from an old back up (make sure you choose the correct one).

Method 2: Recover deleted texts messages from iCloud website

Not all territories or carriers will allow iCloud to backup SMS messages, but some do! If you’re in that lucky category, this could be the simplest way to recover text messages.

  • Step 1: Log in to iCloud.com using your Apple ID
  • Step 2: Select text messages (Note: if the “text messages” icon doesn’t appear, that likely means your SMS messages are not backed up to iCloud).
  • Step 3: Find the messages you’re looking for
  • Step 4: From your iPhone, select: Settings > [Your name] > iCloud. Then, turn off text messages.
  • Step 5: A pop up will appear, select “Keep On My iPhone”
  • Step 6: Turn text messages on
  • Step 7: Select “Merge.” Your deleted text messages should then reappear on your iPhone

Method 3: Recover deleted texts on Android

Need to recover deleted texts from an Android? In most cases, deleting a file on an Android, such as an SMS or an MMS, doesn’t totally trash the file immediately. Instead, it marks the file as “inactive,” signaling to your phone that it can write over that information to replace it with new data — such as new text messages. Therefore, if you discover you’ve deleted an important SMS from your Android and need to get it back, stop using your phone immediately.

Then, you can use a data recovery software to search for the deleted SMS or MMS message. Each software has its own instructions. If you don’t feel comfortable running the software on your PC, you can reach out to a local company with expertise in data recovery.

Method 4: Contact your carrier

If you really need those deleted text messages and the above methods haven’t worked for you, consider contacting your phone carrier. Some companies will keep a record of your text messages, although in some cases you might need a court order to gain access.

Here is a list of the retention periods of major carriers from the ACLU:

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Prevent deleted business text messages

One of the most frustrating experiences for marketing managers and customer service leaders is trying to recover a chain of text messages only to discover their business texting software didn’t save them. In cases like this, it’s almost impossible to recover prior text messages, which is why you should ensure that your business texting platform is saving customer interaction logs continuously. Here are some cases where detailed customer SMS records come in handy:

  • Customer disputes : Having a record of what was texted, when and by whom can be essential when it comes to solving customer service disputes. This can be particularly important if you experience any legal difficulties with any of your clients.
  • Employee records : If you use text messaging for corporate communications, saving your text messages can give you a paper trail if any of your practices are called into question.
  • Marketing details : Knowing all the details of a marketing initiative, including the wording of your SMS messages, the time they were sent and tracking any performance metrics is essential not just when it comes to planning your next campaign but also in the case of employee turnover or transition between roles. Recovering deleted texts for marketing is almost impossible and could cause you to lose a lot learnings that help fine tune your efforts.

If you do end up accidentally deleting customer text logs or interactions, reach out to your business text messaging platform’s customer support to inquire about restoring that data as soon as possible.

To prevent accidentally deleting your business text messages, here’s what you should check on (even if you aren’t tech savvy).

  • Where are text logs saved? Ask your mass text messaging platform how they save customer interactions, or if they save them at all.
  • How long are texts stored for? Get clarity from your business texting provider on how long they will store your texts for. This is very important if you need to save texts securely for a certain time period — as is the case for some medical offices or educational institutions.
  • How can you access text logs? Find out if you’ll be able to review saved texts yourself or if you will need to be granted access by your business texting platform.

By reviewing these questions in advance, you can prevent having to retrieve deleted texts later down the road.

Did you know that Twitter lets you save a copy of your entire tweet history — from the very first tweet you sent to the recent one! Available as an offline archive, it enables you to see all your tweets in a nicely formatted HTML file viewable directly from your browser or a CSV file.

In this post, we show you how to download your Twitter archive and view your entire tweet history using a browser or a basic spreadsheet app such as Excel or Numbers.

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How to download your Twitter archive

Here’s how to download your Twitter archive using the app. The steps on a computer are almost similar.

1) Open the Twitter app and tap your profile picture.

2) Select Settings and privacy.

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3) Choose Your account.

4) Tap Download an archive of your data.

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5) Enter your Twitter username & password and verify using the code sent to your email or phone number.

6) Tap Request archive. You won’t be able to download your archive instantly. Instead, you will see a message saying that a link to your archive will be emailed to you. Time probably varies depending on the size of your tweet history, and it may take up to 24 hours. Alternatively, you will also get a notification inside the Twitter app when your archive is ready to be downloaded.

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7) Click the Download button in the email you receive from Twitter. This will take you to a web page where you can download the archive.

8) Enter your password, click Confirm, and then hit the Download archive button.

9) Unzip the file, and you will get access to your archive that includes several files, specifically, an index.html file and a tweets.csv file. These are the two that we want to look into.

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How to view your Twitter archive by year and month

The best way to view your Twitter archive is using a computer web browser. Now let’s be clear, you will be looking at the archive using a web browser, but you do not need an internet connection. All the necessary files have already been downloaded locally and are available in the main file you downloaded in the previous step.

In the file you downloaded, double click on index.html. This will open a new window in your default web browser where you can scroll through and look at every tweet you sent.

This is my preferred way of browsing my Twitter history because it is clean and lets you browse per year and month. It even shows you how many tweets you sent in a given month.

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A search field also allows you to dig into your archive based on keywords. While helpful in very specific cases, I find the search feature to be lacking. Still, I guess it’s better than no search function at all.

Although the practical use of your Twitter history is fairly limited, I guess it is a good way to keep a local copy of your archive should you choose to delete your account.

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If you use more than one device, you need some sort of syncing solution or strategy to make sure you always have the most recent email, documents, address book, photos, and files updated wherever you go. Here’s how to sync folders across multiple computers using cloud storage and Bluetooth.

Cloud-Based Storage Apps

With file syncing and web-based apps, you can work on a document on one computer and then, moments later, log in to another device (laptop or smartphone, for example) and continue working on that document where you left off.

Web apps like Dropbox, Apple iCloud, and Google Drive synchronize folders among your devices while saving copies of the shared folders online. Changes made to files in that folder from one device are updated automatically on the others. You can also enable file sharing, use a mobile phone to access files, and in some apps, open the files on the website.

With web-based apps, you save your files to a remote server (the cloud) where you can retrieve them later. All you need is an internet connection, whether through your internet service provider or your phone’s data plan. A popular web-based solution is Google’s suite of apps (Gmail, Docs, Photos, and others). Use Google’s apps by themselves, or use them as part of Google Workspace, which offers deeper integration.

Yahoo offers a similar group of apps. Microsoft Outlook gives you online access to your calendar, email, contacts, and more through cloud storage.

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Desktop Software for File Synchronization

If you’re not comfortable with your files being stored online, install software that synchronizes files locally or over a private network. Shareware and freeware file-syncing applications include GoodSync and SyncBack. Besides offering robust options for file syncing (keeping multiple versions of replaced files, setting a schedule for syncing, compressing, or encrypting files), these programs typically allow you to sync with external drives, FTP sites, and servers.

Use Portable Devices to Sync Files

Another option to keep your latest files with you at all times is to use an external device such as a portable hard drive, a USB flash drive, or your smartphone. You can either work with files on the portable device or connect the device to your computer via Bluetooth or a USB cable to sync files, email, contacts, and calendar items.

Sometimes, copying files to and from an external drive may be your only option if you want to sync your home and office computers and your company’s IT department doesn’t allow the installation of non-approved software. In such circumstances, they might not allow external devices to be plugged in, so check with the IT team for your options.

Sync Email Accounts With IMAP

Regarding email, choosing the IMAP protocol in your email setup (in, for example, Outlook’s desktop program) is the easiest for multicomputer access. It keeps a copy of all emails on the server until you delete them so that you can access the same emails from different devices.

If you use POP, which downloads your emails to your computer, most email programs have a setting in the account options to leave a copy of messages on the server until you delete them. This way, you get the same benefits as IMAP.

Transfer Microsoft Outlook (PST) Files

If you need to synchronize a locally stored PST file between two or more computers, you’ll need a third-party solution like GoodSync. Alternatively, you can export emails from Outlook on one device and import them on the other.

The Dropbox desktop app is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems. The preferences menu allows you to customize the Dropbox app to your liking.

Sections in this article:

Depending on your operating system (Windows, macOS, or Linux), you may see some or all of the options below in the preferences menu. On Linux, you can change some of these settings using commands.

Settings in the general tab

Start Dropbox on system startup

This setting opens the Dropbox desktop app automatically whenever you start your computer. Your Dropbox desktop app must be open to sync changes between the Dropbox files on your computer and everywhere else you access your files in Dropbox.

To specify a different language from the default operating system settings, select it from this menu.

Dropbox Badge

Choose if Dropbox badge appears each time you open a Microsoft Office file, to see it only when others are viewing a file, or to never see the badge.

About Dropbox

This is the current version of your Dropbox installation. Reference this number in support cases or to see if you have the latest version of Dropbox.

Settings in the account tab

In the account tab you can sign in and out of your Dropbox accounts, view which plan you’re on, and view your storage space. If you have two linked accounts, you can sign in and out of them in this tab. If you sign into both your linked accounts, you can easily switch between them in the desktop app.

Settings in the backups tab

Devices configured for importing photos will show up here.

Choose if you want to enable camera uploads to automatically upload photos and videos from your phone, camera, SD card, or other devices whenever you connect to your computer.

Screenshots

Whenever you take a screenshot, Dropbox will automatically save it to your Dropbox and copy a link to your clipboard so you can share it instantly.

Settings in the bandwidth or network tab

This setting lets you connect the Dropbox desktop app to a proxy server, if there’s one available.

Enable LAN Sync

This setting lets you enable LAN sync in your Dropbox desktop app preferences. If your computer is connected to a LAN, enabling this setting in the Dropbox desktop app will override your bandwidth settings and may speed up syncing for files stored on your LAN.

Settings in the notifications tab

Notify me about

You can set your notification preferences to choose what notifications to receive.

Do not disturb

On Mac computers, you can turn off notifications for a limited time. Choose how long notifications are turned off for.

Settings in the sync tab

Smart Sync is a feature of the Dropbox desktop app that allows you to make files online-only so you can save hard drive space on your computer. Learn more about the Smart Sync feature.

Selective sync

Selective sync is a feature in the Dropbox desktop app that allows you remove specific Dropbox folders from your hard drive so you can save space on your computer. Learn more about the selective sync feature.

Stream Deck software is an incredibly handy tool to utilize if you are live streaming to Twitch or YouTube. Streamlabs Deck is designed to…

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Stream Deck software is an incredibly handy tool to utilize if you are live streaming to Twitch or YouTube. Streamlabs Deck is designed to optimize your workflow as a streamer so that you can focus on your content and audience.

What is a Stream Deck?

If you are new to streaming, you may be asking yourself, “what exactly does a Stream Deck do?” A Stream Deck gives you unprecedented control of your stream; quickly go live, switch between scenes or sources, record gameplay, save replays, and more — all by pushing a button on your phone.

Streamlabs Stream Deck also comes with social sharing features so that you can quickly and conveniently share your stream with your friends and family.

How to Set Up a Stream Deck with Streamlabs Desktop

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Streamlabs Deck is available on the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. To connect Streamlabs Desktop to Streamlabs Deck, open the app and navigate to the section labeled “Remote”. Now, open Streamlabs Desktop, go to settings, and click on the section labeled “Remote Control”. You’ll see a QR you’ll need to scan with the app. After you can the QR code, Streamlabs Deck should be synced with Streamlabs Desktop.

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After Streamlabs Desktop is synced with Streamlabs Deck you’ll see options to go live, start recording, switch scenes, toggle your sources off and on, start recording. You can also configure this screen to choose which buttons appear on the app.

Additional Features

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Streamlabs Stream Deck provides users with one of the easiest way to share your stream with your friends. Seamless integration with your favorite social media platforms means you can quickly share your stream directly from our app.

Lastly, Streamlabs Deck comes with dedicated sections for your recent events and chat activity, meaning you can easily keep an eye on all of the activity in your channel from the convenience of your mobile device.

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Depending on the type of file, and if you want it shared determines where it should be saved on your computer. Below are a few examples of locations and additional information on where files can be saved.

All options mentioned below are recommendations. You can save files to any drive, folder, or share you have access to on your computer. If you’re on a work or school computer, you may only have permission to save to a location specified by your administrator.

If you’re working with big files, you may run into space limitations. If you need help determining how much space is available, see: How to find how much hard drive space is available.

Desktop

On Windows computers, you can save files to your desktop, which can give you quick access to files you may frequently use. To save to the desktop, choose the Save As option, and in the Save window, click the desktop icon on the left side of the window.

If you want several files on the desktop, it’s easier to create a folder on the desktop to store the files. For help with creating a folder, see: How to create a directory or folder.

Drive

On Windows computers, most of the files you work on are saved to the C: drive, which is the default drive. To save to another drive (e.g., flash drive), you would need to know the drive letter and specify that drive letter when saving the file.

If you are having trouble determining what drive is associated with a flash drive or another external drive, open My Computer and look at the available drives.

My Documents

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On Windows computers, all document-related files (e.g., word processor and spreadsheet files) default to save in the My Documents folder automatically. We recommend keeping all documents in this folder to make it easier to backup all your important files.

My Pictures

Like the My Documents folder, pictures are automatically defaulted to save in the My Pictures folder.

Cloud

You can save nearly any file online in cloud storage. Many companies offer file storage options in the cloud, making the files accessible from any computer and other computing devices, like smartphones and tablets. Files in cloud storage can be shared with other users, allowing them to view the files and edit them if given permission.

Below are several examples of cloud storage options.

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PDF files may be viewed on a large array of devices and Internet browsers, however, the steps in saving them are not the same. These general guidelines should help you save a downloaded PDF file on most types of media.

The first thing you’ll need to do is ensure you have a PDF file reader program installed on your computer. Adobe has a free reader available on their website.

Saving a PDF from a web page

  1. Click the link or icon representing the PDF file. Depending on your Internet browser and the settings for the PDF reader program, the PDF file may automatically download and open in your browser. If you receive a prompt for opening or saving the PDF file instead, skip to step 4.
  2. As you move your mouse cursor over the document, a small toolbar should appear. The toolbar is often located at the upper-right or lower-right of the page.
  3. Once you’ve located the toolbar, click the icon that looks like a computer diskette or an arrow pointing down to save the PDF file. If the toolbar is not visible, look in your browser’s file menu for the Save as or Save page as option. (Press the Alt to make the menu bar visible if it’s hidden.) You can also right-click the document and select Save as to save the PDF file.
  4. A window should appear, prompting you to specify the location where you’d like to save the file. Selecting the Desktop option makes it easy to find the PDF file later.
  5. If you like, you may rename the file at this point. If not, skip this step.
  6. Click Save or Ok to save the PDF file.

You can try these steps now using our example PDF link.

Some browsers open PDF files without downloading them. If you cannot see the Disk icon, look for a Download option instead. Once the file is downloaded, a save option should appear.

Saving a PDF directly from the reader

If the PDF file is already open in the reader program or, a PDF form is filled out, you can save it using the program. For example, in Adobe Reader, a computer diskette icon is available in the toolbar located near the top of the program window. As shown in the image, clicking this icon saves the file.

Print PDF document to create and save new PDF file

If you cannot find a save option, you can also try printing the PDF document using CutePDF, which creates a new PDF file you can save to your computer.

Desktop flows broaden the existing robotic process automation (RPA) capabilities in Power Automate and enable you to automate all repetitive desktop processes. It’s quicker and easier than ever to automate with the new intuitive Power Automate desktop flow designer using the prebuilt drag-and-drop actions or recording your own desktop flows to run later.

Leverage automation capabilities in Power Automate. Create flows, interact with everyday tools such as email and excel or work with modern and legacy applications. Examples of simple and complex tasks you can automate are:

Quickly organize your documents using dedicated files and folders actions

Accurately extract data from websites and store them in excel files using Web and Excel automation

Apply desktop automation capabilities to put your work on autopilot

Desktop flows are addressed to home users, small businesses, enterprises or larger companies. They’re addressed essentially to everyone who is performing simple or complex rule-based tasks on their workstations.

In case you are a home user who is accessing a weather website to see tomorrow’s forecast, or a self-employed businessperson who extracts information from vendors’ invoices or even an employee of a large enterprise who automates data entry on an ERP system, Power Automate is designed for you.

It allows you to automate both legacy applications, such as terminal emulators, modern web and desktop applications, Excel files, and folders. Interact with the machine using application UI elements, images, or coordinates.

Sign in to Power Automate Windows application using one of the following accounts and automate your tedious tasks:

A full comparison of the features included in each account can be found here.

Here’s a list of known issues for Power Automate.

You can also create desktop flows using the alternative solutions legacy Windows recorder (V1) and Selenium IDE.

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Learn how to share your files from your Mac Desktop and your Documents folder to all of your devices with iCloud Drive.

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Store your Desktop and Documents folder in iCloud Drive and access them on all your devices. That means you can start a document on your Desktop, then work on it later from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and on iCloud.com. Everything automatically stays up to date everywhere.

Turn on Desktop and Documents

Turn on Desktop and Documents on every Mac that you want to use with iCloud Drive.

  1. From your Mac, choose Apple menu  > System Preferences. Click Apple ID, then click iCloud. In macOS Mojave or earlier, choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click iCloud.
  2. Make sure that iCloud Drive is turned on.
  3. Next to iCloud Drive, click Options.
  4. Choose Desktop & Documents Folders.
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  5. Click Done.

If you want to store your files in iCloud Drive and another cloud storage service, you can keep copies of your files in both, but you can’t keep folders from a third-party cloud service in iCloud Drive. You can keep your other cloud service folders in a different place on your Mac, like the home folder.

If you already use a feature from another cloud provider that syncs or manages your Desktop and Documents folders, you need to turn it off to use Desktop and Documents.

Find your Desktop and Documents files on all of your devices

When you add your Desktop and Documents to iCloud Drive, all of your files move to iCloud and any new files you create are automatically stored in iCloud too. Then you can find your files on all of your devices.

Your files upload to iCloud each time your device connects to the Internet. Depending on your Internet speed, the time it takes for you to see your files on your other devices might vary.

On your Mac

You can find your Desktop and Documents folders in the iCloud section of the Finder sidebar. If you add a second Mac Desktop, you can find those files in the Desktop folder in iCloud Drive. Look for a folder with the same name as your second Mac. You can also use Spotlight to search for specific file names.

On your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

You can find the files in the Files app in iOS 11 or later. You can use any compatible app to access and edit your files directly on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

If you’re using iOS 9 or iOS 10, you can access your files in the iCloud Drive app.

On iCloud.com

  1. Sign in to iCloud.com with your Apple ID on your iPad, Mac, or PC.
  2. Go to iCloud Drive.
  3. Double-click the Desktop or Documents folder.

If you want to use the file or make edits, just click and download it to your iPad or computer. When you’re done making edits, upload the file to iCloud Drive to see the latest version everywhere.

Store your files in iCloud and save space on your device

The files that you keep in iCloud Drive use your iCloud storage. And as long as you have enough space in iCloud, you can store as many files as you like.

If you need more space, you can delete files to free up space in iCloud. When you use iCloud Drive and delete a file on one device, it deletes on every device that you’re signed in to with the same Apple ID. You can find deleted files in the Recently Deleted folder in the Files app or on iCloud.com for 30 days. After that, they’re removed.

Turn off Desktop and Documents

  1. From your Mac, choose Apple menu  > System Preferences. Click Apple ID, then click iCloud. On macOS Mojave or earlier, choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click iCloud.
  2. Next to iCloud Drive, click Options.
  3. Deselect Desktop & Documents Folders.
  4. Click Done.

What happens when you turn off Desktop and Documents

When you turn off Desktop & Documents Folders, your files stay in iCloud Drive and a new Desktop and Documents folder is created on your Mac in the home folder. You can move files from iCloud Drive to your Mac as you need them, or select all of your files and drag them to the place you want to keep them.

What happens when you turn off iCloud Drive or sign out of iCloud

If you turn off iCloud Drive or sign out of iCloud, a new Desktop and Documents folder is created in your home folder. You also have the option to keep a local copy of your files that are in iCloud Drive. If you keep a local copy of your files in iCloud Drive, they’re copied to a folder called iCloud Drive (Archive) in your home folder. You can move any files that were in your iCloud Desktop and Documents to your new local Desktop and Documents.

Philip Westfall, November 3, 2017

We’ve all been there:В

Staring at your website and just obsessing over a few little things that just don’t seem “right”.

Maybe it’s the text, the font, the spacing, the colors, or something else.

Either way, youВ wishВ you could simply make a quick edit and hit save when everything looks perfect.В

The good news is that modern browsers, (like Chrome, Firefox and Safari) offer a couple ways to preview simple changes to any webpage. Yes, any web page. Even ones that aren’t yours!

This means you can modify the HTML and CSS (also known as source code) right in your browser.

Keep in mind, this only modifies the local version on your computer and doesn’t actually rewrite anything on the server. It’s just a preview.В

But wait, there’s more!В

There is nowВ a wayВ to make edits to your website using your browser’s developer tools that can be permanently saved on the server, so keep reading!

Here is the step-by-step process for editing a web page using Google Chrome.

How to edit a website using developer toolsВ

  • Open any web page with Chrome and hover your mouse over the object you want to edit (ie: text, buttons, or images).
  • Right-click the object and choose “Inspect” from the context menu.The developer tools will open in the lower half of your screen and the selected element will be highlighted within the interface, also known as the DOM.В
  • Double-click the selected object and it will switch to edit mode. You can replace the text or style attributes (ie: colors, fonts, spacing) and then click outside the DOM to apply the changes.
  • Use the “find” shortcut to help you look for specific text or style attributes. (“CMD + F” on Mac or “CTRL + F” on PC)

Edit any website’s text using our handy bookmarkletВ

  • Highlight the bolded below:

javascript:document.body.contentEditable = ‘true’; document.designMode=’on’; void 0

  • Drag the highlighted text into your bookmarks bar.
  • Click the icon whenever you want to edit text on a page!
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    Now that you know how to modify any website, let’s get back to what’s most important.

    How to edit your website and save the changes

    This could not be any simpler. If your website is built and hosted with Pagecloud, you can use your browser’s developer tools to make permanent edits to any of your web pages.

    Using the developer tools with Pagecloud:

    • Log in to Pagecloud.
    • Go to the page on your website you want to modify.В
    • Click on the ‘edit page’ symbol in the bottom right hand corner. If you can’t see it, refresh the page. (“CMD + R” on Mac or “CTRL + R” on PC).
    • Once the editor is loaded, followВ these steps.
    • Hit save in the editor or use the shortcut: (“CMD + S” on Mac or “CTRL + S” on PC).

    Easy right?

    How about some even better news? You can bypass the developer tools and simply make changes right in the editor.В

    PageCloud lets you completely customize your pages without ever having to go into the source code. Just click, and edit using the palette. If you’ve never written code, this will be a much more user-friendly interface!

    Check out How to build a professional website for more tips on creating a website with PageCloud

    If you’re a developer and want to take your site to the next level, you can access the JavaScript editor by using the “J + S” shortcut while logged into the PageCloud website editor.

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    Try it for free today andВ build a custom websiteВ that offers you complete freedom to make all the changes you want! Pagecloud also offers e-commerce, which allows you to build and design an online store to sell products, services, and more!В В Sign up for freeВ and get started with Pagecloud!

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