How to view recent offline web pages from history using Chrome or Firefox on PC
This feature is yet to be stable in Chrome. It does not work on websites that use Ajax to generate live feeds or updates using like Facebook, YouTube, NetFlix etc. It only work on regular websites that offers information and news reading lists like Google, Wikipedia, ChuksGuide, NairaLand, Vanguard etc. You wouldn't expect these browsers to show all offline pages of your past histories. They would only show you some saved copies of websites about a half an hour earlier. However, your experience may vary. These browsers stores temporary saved web pages called cache.
How to view recent offline pages in Chrome
- Open Chrome and type "chrome://flags/#show-saved-copy" without the quotes in the URL address bar.
- Under Show Saved Copy Button , select Enable: Primary from the dropdown menu.
- Click "RESTART NOW" to restart your browser for the feature to take effect.
To view offline version of pages in your history, press CTRL + H, then click on any cached history to view. You should now see chrome's offline error message along with "Show saved copy" button. Click that button and you will be wowed!!
How to view recent offline pages in FireFox
There is no separate settings in Firefox, just click on the menu “hamburger” icon in the upper right corner of your Firefox browser. Then select Developer > Work Offline. Now Firefox will display the page you want as long as it is in the browser cache.