How to Use Chrome’s ‘Send Tab to Self’ Feature

If you use Google Chrome on more than one device, you can send links between these devices. For example, you can send a link from your computer to your phone.

In this article, I will show you how to send and receive links between your devices.

What do you need for this to work?

To share URLs, there are two requirements:

  1. You should be signed into Chrome.
  2. You should be signed into Chrome on more than one device using the same Google account.

Now that we have covered the requirements, let us learn how to share URLs.

Send Tab to Self – Computer

Let’s start with your desktop computer. This works the same way on:

  • PC (Windows 10)
  • macOS
  • Chrome OS

To send a website from Chrome:

  1. Visit the website that you want to share on a new tab.
  2. Click within the address bar. This highlights the URL and displays the “send to self” button
  3. Click the “send to self” icon and you will see a list of devices that you have signed into using the same Google account.
  4. Click and choose the device that you want to send the URL to.
  5. You will receive the website as a notification on the receiving device.

Next, let us send a URL from your computer to the phone.

Send to Self – Android

To send a URL from your Android phone to your computer:

  1. Open the website in a new tab and click the share icon on the toolbar. You can also long-press any link and choose the Share link option.
  2. Choose Send to your devices from the share menu.
  3. Chrome will now show you a list of devices that you are signed into using the same Google account. Select the device that you want to send the URL to.

The shared URL will reach your destination computer as a notification. Tap the notification to open the URL using Chrome.

Conclusion

Send to self is a quick way to share websites between your own devices. You no longer need to temporarily bookmark or save to a sharing service like Google Keep to do this.

I hope you found this guide useful. If you have any questions related to Google Chrome Send to Self, let me know in the comments section.

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