Sync tabs across devices

Do you email links to yourself all the time, so that you can open them up on another computer? When you’re signed in to Chrome, you can see the tabs that you have open from other computers or mobile devices with Chrome for Android or iOS.

Enable tab syncing

Sign in to Chrome using the same Google Account on the devices you want to sync. Then check your sync settings on each device:

  • On Windows, Mac, Linux or Chrome devices
    1. Go to the Chrome menu Chrome menu > Settings.
    2. Click Advanced sync settings and make sure that the “Open Tabs” tick box is selected. Note: To disable tab syncing, deselect the “Open Tabs” tick box.
  • On Chrome for Android
    1. Touch Chrome Menu > Settings > your email address.
    2. Touch Sync and make sure that the “Open tabs” tick box is selected. Note: To disable tab syncing, deselect the “Open tabs” tick box.
  • On Chrome for iOS
    1. Touch Chrome Menu > Settingsyour email address > Advanced.
    2. Slide the "Sync Everything" switch to On. If you don't want to sync everything, slide the switch to OFF and choose the data that you want to sync, specifically "Open Tabs". Note: To disable tab syncing, slide the "Open Tabs" switch to Off.

Access open tabs on other devices

You can access any open tabs from other synced devices.

  1. Go to the Chrome menu Chrome menu .
  2. Click Recent Tabs.
  3. Click the tab you want to open from a device listed.

Next steps

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