How to use hidden Send Tab to Self feature of Chrome in Windows 10

The Google Chrome browser has now made it simpler for its users to quickly send opened tabs between all their devices running Chrome. A new feature called Send tab to self, which is seen as a hidden flag available in the stable version of the browser enables this support.

Using Send Tab to Self feature in Chrome

When Send Tab to Self is enabled, the option becomes visible upon right-clicking a web page. Also, it will show the list all the devices (having Chrome browser installed) you’re signed into via your Google account on Windows 10.

Chrome Send Tab to Self feature

To enable and configure this Send Tab to Self feature:

1] Launch Google Chrome browser

2] Type chrome://flags into Chrome’s address bar and hit Enter

3] Search for this keyword – Send tab

4] When presented with the list of options, select-

  • Send tab to self
  • Send tab to self show sending UI

5] Enable the above options.

Although Chrome lets you access open tabs on other devices via the History page if you have turned ‘On’ the Chrome Sync feature, this method appears to be a bit quick.

To use this feature Send Tab to Self feature without enabling Chrome Sync, enable the ‘Send tab to self: enable use when signed in regardless of sync state’ option.

When done, exit and restart the browser.

Send Chrome Tabs between your Devices

To send Tabs between your Devices, go to a webpage that you have opened in the browser, right-click it to make ‘Send to…’ menu visible.

When seen, choose a device to send the tab to it.

Also, the same option is seen as an icon in the address bar of the browser. Click it to send the tab to a device.

When done, a notification will appear on both devices. Simply tap the notification to open the sent tab, instantly.

If you don’t see the option appearing for your browser, check if you have updated to the latest version of the Chrome browser.

How do you like using this feature?

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