Sharing a link to a website is pretty easy and straightforward. You copy the URL, paste it in whatever chat or medium you want, and you’re good to go. However what if there is only a specific section of a website that you want to share? How would you go about doing that? Unfortunately there isn’t an easy way for now, but that could change.

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In a report from Chrome Story (via Android Police), it seems that there is a recent commit to the Chromium Gerrit which suggests that in the future, Chrome could allow users to share links to specific sections on websites. This was further confirmed in a document by Chrome engineer David Bokan who wrote, “To enable users to easily navigate to specific content in a web page, we propose adding support for specifying a text snippet in the URL fragment. When navigating to a URL with such a fragment, the browser will find the first instance of the text snippet in the page and bring it into view.”

At the moment websites can be broken down into sections where you might notice anchors at the end of URLs with a “#” character. This can be commonly found on the likes of Wikipedia where these anchors allow users to jump to different sections of the page. However the only problem is that these anchors need to be created manually by the developer of that website, which means that if the developer chooses not to include it, then users are out of luck.

What Google seems to be proposing is an alternative that will not rely on developers, meaning that it should apply to all websites. No word on when the feature will be released, but it might be something to look out for.

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