Enter reading view with Immersive Reader in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is working to make the web more accessible and inclusive for everyone. One of the ways we're doing this is with Immersive Reader, a built-in tool you can use to customize how you read online for an easier, more accessible experience to fit your needs. Immersive Reader in Microsoft Edge simplifies the layout of text and images and provides amazing learning and accessibility tools, such as Read aloud, Text preferences, Grammar tools, and more. You can also quickly look up definitions using inline dictionary and translate the text into other languages. 

To enter reading mode, navigate to the website you want to read in Microsoft Edge, and then select the Enter Immersive Reader button from the address bar. 

Enter Immersive Reader

Other ways to enter Immersive Reader

You might not see Immersive Reader in the address bar on all pages, but that doesn't mean that the page can't be opened in Immersive Reader. It might be that the web page isn't an article or some content is missing when opened in reading view. If you still want to open the page in reading view, but you don’t see the Immersive Reader Icon in the address bar, try entering Immersive Reader in one of the following ways:

  • Add the prefix read: to the URL in the address bar and press Enter.

    Add prefix to the URL.

    Note: To open pages with an http prefix in Immersive Reader, you'll need to add read:http:// in the address bar because Microsoft Edge doesn't display http:// in the address bar.

  • Select the text that you want to read, right-click, and from the context menu, select Open in Immersive Reader.

    Enter Immersive Reader through the context menu.

When you're done reading text, you can exit Immersive Reader by clicking the Exit Immersive Reader  button from the address bar or use the keyboard shortcut F9

Exit Immersive Reader

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