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Google Chrome - Sync and view tabs and history across devices

You can see the sites you've visited and open tabs across your computers, phones, and tablets if you sign in to Chrome.

You can do things like:

  • Continue working with tabs from your computer to your phone
  • Find a page you were looking at on your phone and see it on your computer

See the pages you visited on all your devices

By default, if you sign in to Chrome, your history is available across devices.

If you use a sync passphrase, you'll only see sites you visited on other devices if you typed their web addresses into the search bar.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. Make sure you're signed in.

    You aren't signed in to Chrome.

    1. In the top right, click the button with your name or People People icon.
    2. Click Sign in to Chrome.
    3. Sign in with your Google Account.
  3. At the top right, click More More icon.
  4. Click History and then History.


Stop sharing history across devices

If you don't want to sync history from one of your devices, go to your sync settings for each of your devices, and uncheck the box next to "History." 

See the tabs you have open on other devices

By default, if you sign in to Chrome, you can visit the tabs open on one device from a different device.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. Make sure you're signed in.

    You aren't signed in to Chrome.

    1. In the top right, click the button with your name or People People icon.
    2. Click Sign in to Chrome.
    3. Sign in with your Google Account.
  3. At the top right, click More More icon.
  4. Click History and then History.
  5. On the left, click Tabs from other devices.

Stop sharing tabs across devices

If you don't want to sync tabs from one of your devices, go to your sync settings, and uncheck the box next to "Open tabs." 


For more information, please visit the Google Support website. 


If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at help@nmsu.edu.




Keywords:google chrome sync view tabs history across devices   Doc ID:72673
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-04-18 09:46 MDTUpdated:2017-11-01 12:00 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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