Now in iOS 10! New ways to find something good to read in Pocket

September 12, 2016 Kait

Arriving just in time for iOS 10, Pocket 6.4 is officially here! We’re introducing two features: a new Pocket Widget that lets you easily return to your recent saves, and 3D Touch Quick Actions, which bring fun and helpful Pocket actions right to your Home Screen.

Keep reading to learn all about the new features in Pocket 6.4 for iOS 10, available in the App Store today!

Never lose sight of your Recent Saves with the Pocket Widget:

Never lose sight of your Recent Saves with the Pocket Widget

After updating to iOS 10, the new Pocket Widget shows you your 3 most recently saved items on your iPhone or iPad’s Search screen. Just swipe right from your Lock Screen or Home Screen to see all your widgets!

To add the Pocket Widget, scroll to the bottom of your Search screen. You’ll see an “Edit” button you can tap to add new widgets and organize your favorites.

It’s never been so easy to return to the things you’ve saved to Pocket!

Surprise yourself with 3D Touch Quick Actions:

Surprise yourself with 3D Touch Quick Actions

We are absolutely psyched to finally bring 3D Touch Quick Actions to Pocket on your Home Screen. If you’re on an iPhone 6s or newer that supports 3D Touch, press hard on the Pocket app icon to explore the following quick actions:

  • Save Copied Link. Quickly save a URL you copied to your clipboard. This is now the fastest way to save stories and links from Facebook – just copy the link and save it to Pocket via 3D Touch!
  • Resume Reading or Watching. Didn’t have time to finish that lengthy New Yorker piece? Want to finish watching that inspirational TED Talk on YouTube?  Don’t fret, you’ll be able to quickly return to them later with a 3D Touch.
  • Recommendations. Looking for something new and interesting to read? Tap Recommendations to explore the absolute best content being saved across Pocket, tailored to your interests and shared by the people you’re following.
  • Surprise Me! Don’t want to hunt for something to read? Tap Surprise Me! to open a random item from your List that you haven’t read yet. It’s fun to roll the dice!

If you’re on iOS 10, you’ll also see our new Pocket Widget displaying your most recently saved item above the Quick Actions menu! As a bonus, if you haven’t already added the widget to your Search screen, just tap “Add Widget” to add it in one tap.

In addition to the new 3D Touch Quick Actions and Pocket Widget, we’ve made plenty of bug fixes and improvements designed specifically for iOS 10. You might also notice that our app icon has gotten a fresh coat of paint – just look at that new gradient!

As always, we’d love to hear what you think about these recent changes! You can always send us a Tweet or get in touch with Pocket Support.

Get Pocket 6.4 for iPhone and iPad

– Team Pocket

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