Often in ebooks there are links embedded in paragraphs that reference some image or figure in the previous chapters or sections. Once I've clicked on it (and viewed that image), how do I get back to the paragraph I was reading?

Hitting android's back button always exits the app.

  • whic ebook reader are you using?
    – samnaction
    Apr 22, 2014 at 11:33
  • Its google play books.
    – deostroll
    Apr 22, 2014 at 12:03
  • Well you can use other ebook reader like aldiko
    – samnaction
    Apr 22, 2014 at 12:08
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    But I've purchased some books via play books...
    – deostroll
    Apr 22, 2014 at 12:10
  • Tell if it is working, I can make that as answer
    – samnaction
    Apr 22, 2014 at 12:26

2 Answers 2


To return to the last page you visited, you can just tap on the screen to notice a bar in the bottom. If you look closer you can see a blue triangle that marks the last visited page. Click on it and you'll return to that page!

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Hope this helps.

  • Yes. Okay. I notice this in tablet or phones. But there is nothing in the web version of the app to the same effect, I suppose.
    – deostroll
    Apr 25, 2014 at 16:46
  • ...aren't you talking about using Google Play Books on a tablet or phone?
    – Mr. Buster
    Apr 25, 2014 at 16:52
  • I wanted it for both actually, but I guess the latter is a question for a different stackexchange.
    – deostroll
    Apr 28, 2014 at 6:25
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    This functionality no longer exists.
    – quant
    Aug 13, 2018 at 12:48
  • @deostroll I noticed that the page information is stored in the URL on web. So going back to the previously visited page is as simply as using the Go back arrow in your browser. Oct 20, 2022 at 18:48

To return to the previous location just tap the centre of the screen to bring up page navigation and then click the back button.

Note: looks like the previous functionality of a blue triangle has been removed.

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