Share Bookmarks on all Your Devices with Chrome

Chrome can share all your bookmarks, extensions and other settings between computers and even with your phone and tablet. Here’s an example and instructions to log in from the phone and the laptop.

Shared Bookmarks Example

Here’s a couple screenshots. My bookmark menu shows “Mobile bookmarks” from my phone, and “Bookmarks bar” from my laptop.

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Here’s the view from my laptop. I can browse my mobile bookmarks and my laptop bookmarks from either place.

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Sign in from Phone

To sign in from your phone, click the “three dot” menu and select “Settings”.

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If you aren’t signed in, your settings page will have a prompt, Mine says “Continue as David Finster”. Yours may look different, but it should be clear how to sign in on this page.

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After I clicked that button, I was asked to confirm that I understood, and I clicked “OK, Got It” to confirm.

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Now my Settings page shows the sync status at the top.

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Log into Chrome from Laptop

Here’s the steps to log into Chrome on the laptop. First, click the “three dot” menu and select “Settings”.

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Next, click the “Sign in to Chrome” button.

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Enter your email address and click “Next”.

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Enter your password.

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When prompted, click “Link Data”. You may not see this unless you are using GSuite, a standard GMail account skips this prompt.

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A screen appears confirming that you are syncing. Click “OK, Got It” to continue.

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Just above the “OK, Got It” button, to the left is a link to go into advanced settings if you want to fine-tune how you sync. It’s an optional step. The screen looks like this:

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Syncing your bookmarks, open tabs, and history is very convenient when juggling devices.

Written by David Finster

Technical consultant and computer support. Text or call me for your tech support needs: 941-444-9771

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