“Chrome To Mobile” Is Now Built In – Available on Canary Build

“Chrome To Mobile” is going to be a default option of Chrome. Remember Chrome to Phone ? Yes, the feature that landed along with Chrome for Android which lets you send links from Chrome on your computer to Chrome on Android phone, along with an option to “download for offline viewing”

Add Chrome To Mobile Service and Views Page Action. Implements the Chrome To Mobile extension in Chrome.

List the user’s mobile devices via the Cloud Print server. Add a page action icon when the service reports 1+ devices.
Add a bubble to send the current page URL / MHTML snapshot.  The bubble shows a radio group for multiple devices. (or it shows a single device as part of the title label) The bubble also shows a checkbox to send an offline copy. Send URLFetcher requests to GET/POST the URL/Snapshot. The bubble shows “Sending…”/”Sent”/ error request status.

This feature will make use of the existing “Cloud Printing” set up. If you choose to send an offline copy of the page, but your phone isn’t connected to the Internet or an error occurred, the copy will be stored in Google Cloud Print as a print job.

I am assuming that the team wants this feature to be ready by the time they bring Chrome for Android out of beta. This will give it an extra edge in the Android Browser market.

I searched for this feature in the settings page on my Canary installation but couldn’t find any. I think it will show up only after you activate your Chromesync on Android version of Chrome. I am hoping that I will get to play with Chrome for Android soon, as soon as I get ICS update on my Android phone! You will see more how to articles when I get it. Stay tuned!

Thanks François Beaufort

In Category: Android


Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

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  • kurtextrem 20/03/2012, 11:08 am

    Hm I couldn’t find it too…

    But I have a problem, when I open for example “http://dabblet.com” the screen is black and I can see nothing. If I change settings on about:plugins I can’t see pages with flash either. I’ve filled an issue but no one answers. That’s really annoying, because I can’t see many websites