Google makes it easy to send a Google Chrome tab from one device to another via a handful of different methods. To share tabs in Chrome, you’ll need Chrome 77 or later on your devices, a synced Google account you’re signed in to, and any open tabs you want to share. Once you have taken care of these requirements, here are the steps to send a Google Chrome tab from desktop to Android device.
Chrome tab sharing via QR Code
One of the easiest ways to share a Chrome tab between devices is to create a QR code for the tab you want to send. Here’s how.
- Navigate to the Web page you want to send.
In the address bar at the top of the page, click the To share icon and select QR Code.
the QR Code will be generated and displayed at the top right of your browser.
On your Android device, tap the three dot button at the top right of your screen.
- Select the To share button and select QR Code.
When the QR code is displayed under the To share tab, touch To analyse and point your Android device’s camera at the QR code on your desktop.
The tab should automatically open on your Android device.
Sharing Chrome Tabs via Web Page
You can also send a Google Chrome tab to your synced Android device through the webpage. These are the steps you need to follow.
Click on the Web page.
Scroll down and click Send to DEVICE NAME.
- Tap the notification sent to your Android device.
Once you respond to the notification, the tab will open in your Chrome browser.
Chrome tab sharing via URL
The third way to send a Google Chrome tab to an Android device is to simply click on the URL. Here is the step by step guide on how to do it.
Right-click on the highlighted URL and click Send to DEVICE NAME.
- On your Android device, tap the push-notification.
Once you tap on the notification, the tab should open on your Android device through the Google Chrome app for Android.
It’s worth pointing out that Google also lets you send Chrome tabs from an Android device to a desktop computer. To do this, open your Chrome browser > Navigate to the tab you want to send > Tap on the three-dot menu > Scroll down and tap on the “Share” button. When the menu appears, tap “Send to your devices” and select the synced device you want to send the tab to. The tab will be sent to your online desktop as a webpage.
Other Ways to Send Chrome Tabs
Now that you know how to send Google Chrome tabs between your different devices, it will become much easier to synchronize your phone with one of the best Chromebooks and not lose sight of what you are reading.
It’s also worth mentioning that if you decide to use a laptop, Google also lets you share tabs through the laptop icon in your Chrome browser’s address bar. Just open the tab you want to send, click in the address bar, then click the laptop icon to your right. You will be prompted to “Submit this page” and select the target device from the list. You will see a “Sending…” alert and you will then be asked to tap the notification to view the page on your Android device.
Not an Android user? No problem! Apple devotees can also share Chrome tabs from iPhone or other iOS devices. First, open the Chrome app, tap “Share” in the address bar, and select “Send to your devices.” Then choose the synced device you want to send the tab to, and you’ll get a notification when it arrives. Then tap to open the tab.
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