How to share Chrome tabs between mobile and desktop?

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How to share Chrome tabs between mobile and desktop?

Reading an article or browsing a web page is not always the easiest on a phone’s small screen. Thankfully you no longer need to be restricted to one device, and can easily switch to a device with a bigger screen while browsing the same web page. It works well with Google Chrome, which lets you seamlessly share tabs between a phone and your computer. There are different ways to do it, so read on to know about them.

How to share Chrome tabs from your phone to your desktop

Share through Chrome’s menu

You can share tabs from your smartphone to your desktop in two ways. A URL can also be copied for later use or shared with a contact using this method.

  • Open the three-dot menu, and click on the share button
  • Choose “Send to your devices” from the menu.
  • Select the device you want to use
  • When a pop-up window appears, tap the option “open in a new tab”

Share via the URL box

Without having to navigate to Chrome’s Settings menu, you will be able to access the Share menu.

  • The URL box is located at the top of the screen. Tap that box.
  • Click on the Share icon.
  • A drop-down list will appear where you can select a sharing option at your convenience.
  • One option is to copy the link and paste it to share using any medium like WhatsApp web or Gmail.
  • Another option is to select directly the medium where you want to share the link.

How to share Chrome tabs from your desktop to your phone

Chrome tabs can be sent from a computer to your phone in three different ways. Here are all of them.

Method 1: Using the Laptop icon in the address bar

  • Click inside the address bar of a web page in Chrome.
  • Right above the address bar, click Send this page.
  • Your synced devices should appear under “Send to your devices”
  • The web page will be sent to the device you selected.
  • As soon as the web page is sent, a Sending popup should appear.
  • Your mobile device will receive a Chrome notification. The web page will open in a new tab once you tap it.

Method 2: You can right-click the URL of a web page

  • The URL of a web page can be highlighted by clicking inside the address bar on an open page.
  • Click on the URL with the right click.
  • To send the tab, click Send to [device name].
  • On your mobile device, you’ll receive a notification. A new tab will open when you tap on it.

Method 3: Using the right-click menu on a web page

  • Select any area of a web page in Chrome by right-clicking.
  • A context menu will appear on right-click, select Send to [device name].
  • Upon receiving the notification, you will be able to open the web page in a new tab on your mobile device.

You can share tabs quickly and conveniently with chrome’s tab sharing feature. Sharing tabs takes place in real-time, so all your devices must be connected to the internet to send and receive tabs instantly. By repeating the above steps, you can share tabs across as many signed-in or synced devices as you like. Organizing your tabs and saving important web pages is easy with this sharing feature of Chrome.

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