Several great Google Chrome tricks can turn this good browser into a great one, and one of the most useful is sharing tabs between devices. Any device that uses Chrome tabs can share tabs.
This guide walks you through all the ways you can share Chrome tabs between devices. The best Chrome experience is found on Chromebooks, so grab one of our top Chromebooks if you primarily work through the browser.
How to share Chrome tabs from your phone to your desktop
There are two methods for sharing tabs from your mobile device to your desktop. This is also how you can share tabs with a contact.
Share through Chrome’s menu
- Tap the three-dot menu in the upper-right corner of your screen.
- Tap Share.
- Tap Send to your devices.
- Tap the destination device.
- Tap Open in New Tab on the pop-up window on your desktop.
Share by tapping the URL
This method allows you to access the Share menu without heading into Chrome’s Settings menu.
- Tap the URL box at the top of your screen.
- Tap the Share button (three dots connected by two lines to the right of the URL).
How to share Chrome tabs from your desktop to your phone
There are two ways to share your Chrome tabs from your desktop to your phone. You can either right-click the tab or scan a QR code.
Right-click the tab, URL, or page
- Click the Share button at the right of your address bar.
- Click Send to your devices
- Click the destination device.
- Chrome sends a notification to your phone with the URL.
- Tap this notification to open the tab
Scan the tab’s QR code
This method might seem cumbersome, but you can use it to print a QR code for future reference.
- Click the Share button at the right of the address bar.
- Click QR code.
- Click Download to download an image of the code.
- Open the camera app on your phone.
- View the QR code through your camera.
- Tap the pop-up window to open the tab.