Samsung Internet now has an optional bookmarks bar
Samsung’s One UI is considered to be one of the best custom UIs provided by OEMs. Although it comes with some bloatware, the feature-rich Samsung browser is the only app that many users want to install on their smartphones.
The Samsung Internet browser is customizable and has a fast Chromium base. The browser has recently received some improvements, such as a Chrome-style tab grid and a new privacy feature.
For now, it gets an optional bookmarks feature. This feature is found on many popular desktop browsers. And it’s good to see this feature coming to a mobile browser.
In particular, Samsung Internet Beta 14.2, available via the Google Play Store, brings this new bookmarks bar as an option. This means that you can either show the bookmarks bar in the web browser or hide it completely.
This new Samsung Internet bookmarks bar is available for Android smartphones and tablets.
The optional bookmark bar is a great addition for Samsung tablets and DeX desktop mode
We think it might not be as useful for smartphones as there is very little space to include the bookmark bar. However, for tablets and Samsung’s DeX desktop mode, this feature would come in handy.
You just need to hold down the bar to add the current page to bookmarks, or create a folder or even edit in the bookmark manager.
Also, to access this new Samsung Internet bookmarks bar feature, you can activate it from the browser menu. Tap Settings, then open the Appearance menu.
In the Appearance menu, you will find the option Show bookmarks bar. Note that there are no options to customize the favorites bar. But we hope that Samsung will at least offer the option of showing the site icon in the bookmarks bar.
You can also add a page to the favorites bar by pressing the star-shaped button to the left of the address bar. Personally, I rely on bookmarks a lot and this feature is great to have on my smartphone.
If you want to experience the new bookmarks bar functionality, you need to download Samsung Internet Beta version 14.2 from Google play store. Otherwise, you can wait for this feature to materialize for the stable channel.