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Google Adds Tab Syncing to Chrome’s Bag of Tricks

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Google has added tab syncing to the latest beta release of the company’s Chrome web browser. Using the latest Chrome beta you can now access the tabs open on your desktop at home while you’re out and about with your Android phone. The syncing will work with any device that can run Google Chrome.

If you’d like to test out the new tab syncing, head over to the Chrome beta channel download page and grab a copy.

As with most of Chrome’s syncing features you’ll need to be signed in to your Google account to access the new tab syncing. Once you’re logged into your Google account look for the “Other devices” menu on Chrome’s New Tab page. Click that button and you’ll see a list of every open tab on all the devices signed into that Google account.

While tab syncing is handy if you move between home and work computers, it really shines when going from desktop to mobile. If you’ve got an Android phone with the new Chrome beta installed, you’ll now be able to access any open tab on your desktop machine no matter where you are. The reverse is also very helpful, especially for those times when you encounter a mobile-unfriendly page — just open it later when you get home.

If you don’t want to trust your day-to-day web browsing to a beta release, fear not, the tab syncing features will, barring any unforeseen complications, be part of the next official Chrome release.