If you’re a Chrome Beta user, you’re in for a treat. Google’s beta version of its proprietary web browser just got an update that lets you view all your open tabs in Chrome across multiple devices.
Let’s say you’ve got Chrome Beta installed on your Macbook at home, a PC desktop at work, and your Android 4.0 smartphone. Now, if you open a tab on your Macbook, you’ll be able to view it on your work PC and smartphone. A new menu aptly named “Other devices” lets you view all the tabs open on all your different installs of the browser.
The update will roll out over the next few weeks. You must have the beta version of Chrome to use the feature; it’s not yet available for the stable build. Google uses Chrome Beta to test out new features like this before they go live. It’s free to download but is not always bug-free.
Likewise, to view tabs on your phone you must be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which is slowly rolling out to existing Android phones. If you’re running Ice Cream Sandwich, you can download Chrome Mobile Beta from the Google Play store.
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