For whatever reasons, Google has been withholding one of the most important features for a browser; the Reader Mode. Other competing browsers like Firefox and Safari have had this feature for years.
A reader mode is useful especially to users who hate having to deal with ads, auto-play videos, and web pages with lots of bells and whistles. The feature simply strips all the nuisance away leaving you with just the important texts and unformatted images.
For the record, this feature has been available on Chrome on Android since 2014, but it seems Google stopped there and forgot about the desktop version until now. Last Thursday, the company quietly added the feature under the experimental flags on the Chrome Canary.
That is to say, this feature is currently only meant for developers and high-technical users (read nerds). So it is quite rough on the edges, and if you are not any of the aforementioned, you are better off waiting for a better-baked version.
Read more here:: Finally, Chrome desktop gets Reader Mode, here’s how to activate it