Today, we shall try learning how to pass the paywall on The Financial Times and read tons of articles for free. You might be picturing yourself in a black hoodie hunching over your laptop or having to get expensive mainframe tech gadgets or whatever sci-fi movie set you can ever imagine.
Financial Times is one of the best newspaper or digital media outlets to get information about the latest business to politics affecting the business and the financial world. If you are a student or someone who can’t afford to pay for the financial times monthly or yearly subscription, this article helps you read FT articles for free by bypassing its paywall.
The most exciting thing is that you don’t need to be tech-savvy to bypass the paywall. Are you a financial writer or researcher looking to get ideas for a project and can’t get specific info because of the paywall? Or you are just a finance/business enthusiast looking to keep up with the latest financial /business gist, tips, and news in the world wide web community. Then this article is for you. Are you new, or you’ve not probably heard of the financial times before? Don’t go anywhere, and you can surely learn about it and use it to get around sites with articles with the paywall.
What is Financial Times?
The Financial Times newspaper is one of the numerous newspapers printed daily, and it focuses on business and current events. It is printed in broadsheet format and published digitally. It is based in London, England. Financial Times is owned by a Japanese holding company, Nikkei, with core editorial offices across Britain, the United States and located in several parts of Europe. It was initially known as the Financial Guide before being re-branded as “The Financial Times.” It was first circulated in London by James Sheridan and Horatio Bottomley as they sought to inform the people on the city business information.
How To Bypass Financial Times Paywall:
There are two ways where you can bypass paywalls from article sites. Following are three different ways to bypass FT articles paywall and read it for free.
1. Using chrome extensions on PC:
- Go to your chrome search bar and type bypass paywall chrome extension
- It would provide a host of results. Click on the result that leads to GitHub.
- You would find a repository extension file
- Download repo from GitHub as a ZIP file.
- Unzip the file. Create a folder and name it with a name of choice.
- In Chrome/Edge go to the extensions page (chrome://extensions or edge://extensions).
- Enable Developer Mode.
- To import the bypass-paywalls-chrome-master folder, drag it anywhere on the website (do not delete the folder afterward). Chrome may warn you about running extensions in developer mode every time you open it. Click on ✕ it to enable the extension.
- You’ll be logged out of all sites you’ve visited.
- This plugin is best used in conjunction with the adblocker uBlock Origin.
- This chrome version supports automatic updates.
2. Using chrome extensions on Android with Yandex Browser:
I have made a video about bypassing the Financial Times paywall and uploaded it to youtube. A lot of people asked me; is this works for android or iOS devices? the answer to this question is; Yes. This is the tweaking or linking your android phone to an extension by installing it from third parties. You can watch the video here:
[Video]How To Read Financial Times Articles For Free
How do you install Chrome Extensions?
To install Chrome extensions on your Android device? Follow the instructions outlined below.
- Step 1: Go to Google Play on your android device and search for Yandex Browser. On your phone, install the browser.
- Step 2: Open ‘chrome.google.com/webstore ‘in your new browser’s URL box by typing the same in the address bar.
- Step 3: Once you’ve found the Chrome extension you want, press on ‘Add Wto Chrome.’
The Yandex browser will now automatically install the newly installed Chrome extension
3. Using Chrome extension in Kiwi browser:
Suppose you can’t get a Yandex browser due to location or region policy. In that case, I recommend checking out an alternative browser based on Chromium. Of course, you’ll have all the comfort of Chrome plus the (just introduced) benefit of being able to use extensions with your mobile browser. I’m talking about Kiwi Browser, and here’s how to get started with extension support.
To begin, download and install the browser (which comes with built-in ad blocking if you need a little encouragement to get going). Previously, you had to fiddle with Kiwi’s under-the-hood options, but extension support is now built-in and enabled in the newest version.
When the browser’s new tab page loads, tap the triple-dot icon in the upper-right corner. Tap the term “Extensions” when you find it. You’ll see some information about a “Kiwi Web Store,” which is essentially a link to the Chrome Web Store that anyone who has installed an extension on the desktop version of the browser (congrats!) should be familiar with.
And, no, the site isn’t mobile-friendly since Google expects you’ll never need to use your smartphone to access it.
More importantly, not all extensions will operate with your mobile browser. When choosing which extensions to use on Kiwi, the process might be a little complex. You have to enable uBlock origin.
So there you have it, peeps, the simple way to bypass paywalls on The Financial Times. See you in the following article. Make sure you like and share. Lots of love. See you later.