Google Chrome Browser Tabs Can Travel From Device to Device

Tabs opened in the Google Chrome browser will soon travel with the user to other devices so long as the user is signed in, according to a company blog post.

The feature is intended to appeal to users who access the Internet from multiple devices.

"Imagine you've looked up directions to a cool new restaurant on your home computer," the Google blog post posits. "Later, when you're leaving work, you realize you can't quite remember how to get there. If only you could quickly pull up the same directions on your office computer with one click!"

Each time a signed-in user opens a new tab in Chrome, he or she will see an "other devices" menu item. Below each device, the names of several recent tabs appear. If the user imports a tab from another advice, its navigational history comes with it, meaning that the browser's back and forward arrows will work.

At least initially, the traveling tabs will only be available to users of Chrome's desktop and Android beta channels. Google says it expects to roll out the feature over the next few weeks.

Cameron Scott covers search, web services and privacy for The IDG News Service. Follow Cameron on Twitter at CScott_IDG.

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