Users of the Google Chrome internet browser will soon be able to access tabs and recent browsing history on other devices, so long as they are signed in to their Google account.
The new feature is aimed at internet users who go online via multiple devices, including smartphones, iPads and laptops.
A post on the Google website gives an example as to how the feature might work: “Imagine you’ve looked up directions to a cool new restaurant on your home computer, later, when you’re leaving work, you realise 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!”.
“The tab’s back and forward navigation history is also included, so you can pick up browsing right where you left off,” they added.
Each time a signed-in user opens a new tab in the Chrome browser, he or she will see an “other devices” menu item. Below each device, the names of several recent tabs will 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.
Google says it is planning a full roll out of the new feature in the coming weeks.
From a search engine optimisation perspective this is a very positive development, as it means website users may conduct an online search or visit a website, come offline and then pick up where they left off again at a later stage on another device, rather than closing the browser never to return to that same website again.
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