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Chrome Offers Tabs to Go With New Tab-Syncing Features

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Google has released an update for its Chrome web browser that adds tab syncing to Chrome’s list of tricks. Using the latest version of Chrome you can now access the tabs open on your desktop at home while you’re out and about with your Android phone. The syncing should work with any device that can run the latest version of Google Chrome.

Current Chrome users will be automatically updated to the latest version. If you’d like to try out the latest version of Chrome head over to the download page.

The tab-syncing feature was already available to those using the Chrome beta channel, but now it’s available in a more stable form.

As with the rest of Chrome’s syncing features, you’ll need to be signed into your Google account in Chrome for it to work. To give it a try just sign in and 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.

Note that Chrome users will be automatically updated to the latest stable version of the browser over the next few days, but the Chrome Blog reports that the tab-syncing features “will be rolled out more gradually over the coming weeks.” If you don’t have access just yet, you’ll have to get by with this video from Google until tab syncing is enabled for your account.