Sync Open Tabs Across Devices in Chrome

Google Chrome has a nice feature where you can sync all your open tabs across all your devices. Anywhere you can install Chrome, you can set it up so that you can see all the other open tabs on all your other Chrome installs.

It’s a very slick feature and works really well. I’ve been using it on my Windows 7 PC, MacBook Pro, iPhone and iPad and it’s been great. It’s so useful when I’m browsing at home and then have to leave to go somewhere and I can just pull up the tabs on my iPhone.

The process is pretty easy and to get started, you need to open Chrome and click on the Wrench icon. Click on Settings.


Here, you want to sign into Chrome using your Google account. Once you have done so, you can click on the Advanced sync settings button.


Here is where you choose what you want to sync.


You can choose to Sync everything, which includes open tabs or you can click on Choose what you want to sync and check the boxes manually.

That’s about it. now all you have to do is install Chrome on your other devices, go to Settings and sign into Chrome. Make sure that you have syncing turned on for the other devices as well.

When you open a new tab in Chrome, you’ll see an option called Other devices. Click on that and you’ll see all the open tabs on your other devices!


The only issue I have seen is that sometimes it takes a while for the tabs to sync. Unfortunately, as of now, there is no way to manually refresh the list of open tabs on other devices. Hopefully, that’ll be something you can do in the future. Enjoy!

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