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How to get article summaries with a ‘TLDR’ Chrome extension to read more in less time


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For many people, it’s not possible to fully read every interesting article presented on an average day and still have leftover time to spare.

Luckily, Google Chrome’s extension, TLDR: Summarize Anything, will summarize all the articles on your reading list. With this extension, you can get a summary, a 25% version of the article, a 50% version, and even see the full article but in an easier to read display.

How to get article summaries with a Chrome extension

Follow these steps to download and use the TLDR: Summarize Anything Chrome extension. 

1. Start by downloading TLDR from the Chrome web store.

2. Scroll down and click on “Add to Chrome.”

3. It will ask if you want to add the extension. Click on yes.

4. Restart your Chrome browser.

5. Click on the extensions icon, a puzzle piece in the right corner. Within it, you can choose to pin your extension so it will show up next to the extensions icon as TLDR.

6. Pull up the article you want to summarize. Then click on the TLDR icon.

7. A summary of your article will appear in front of the article.

8. To customize the length of the summary, click on the different icons on the left. You can get a 25%, 50%, or full version of the article in the extension’s display box.

9. You can also read the full article in the TLDR window, or close it by clicking the “x” in the upper right corner to read the article in its original version.

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