Simple guide to send webpages from Google Chrome to your HTC Android phone

Send webpages to HTC

On November 2016 HTC had discontinued with its own web browser which was called HTC internet. Then came the popular browser that is Google Chrome and now is widely used by HTC phone users as well as PC users. If you want to send links between your phone and your computer here is simple guide that will show you as how to send webpages from Google Chrome on your PC to your HTCAndroid device, and then back again. This will help you pick up right where you left off, no matter what device you’re using.

Note that Google unfortunately has shut down the Send to Mobile Chrome extension a few years ago, and there’s no native support to send a single web page across platforms, even if both devices are running Google Chrome. But not to worry as there are couple of little tools that you can find inside the Settings options that should help you out.

As a first step you need to install Google Chrome  on both your PC and your smartphone. So visit the Chrome download page on the web with PC, and the Chrome for Android page on the Google Play Store for the browser app if you haven’t already. Once you download both of them you need to sign in to your Google account.

Now make sure that your devices are synced to your Google account. On the PC, hit the three vertical dots in the top right, then click Settings to open your settings menu. From there, tap Sync to open your sync settings. On an Android device you’ll open your Chrome settings the same way, but once you’re in the options menu, tap your Google account’s name, then hit Sync on the next menu to access the sync options.

From the sync options you can change your synchronization settings however you like, so if you don’t want your passwords to be remembered between devices, then just uncheck Sync all and uncheck Passwords. For now, have everything ticked or checked with the Sync all button, and you can change whatever you like later.

Navigate your recent tabs on Android

Recent tabs on HTC

When using recent pages or you are in the middle of some nice web page but suddenly you have to drop everything for another important task but later on you want that piece of web page back on your HTC device where you left on the PC while reading all you need is on your Android device, open Chrome, then tap the three dots in the top-right corner.

Then go to Recent tabs to get a list of the last tabs open, listed under each device. Just tap the page you want, and you’re away. If you’ve chosen to keep your history synced, then you can also access your full history from here too, making it even easier to get back to whatever you were up to before. Keep in mind it won’t track Incognito web browsing mode.

The other way to access a page you’ve had open on your Android device to click the three dots in the top-right corner of Chrome. Then navigate down the menu to History and scroll down until you find the listing for your Android device. Keep in mind that the history title may be marked with the device’s model number, so it may not be immediately recognizable.

You can bookmark and get your web page

Bookmark tabs

At the early use of internet remember how often we would use book mark to remember a web page we visited with our PC . But this has not gone old and you still use bookmark tool and can be useful when you need to quickly swap between devices.

To make sure this works, you’ll need to have your bookmarks synced between devices. If you left your sync settings set to Sync all then you’re fine, but if you turned off Bookmarks then you’ll need to be sure to go back and flip that back on.

To bookmark a specific site on the PC, you can either click the star to the right of the address bar, or press Ctrl+D. A pop-up will ask you to choose a bookmark folder so you need to enter Done and you’re finished. To then access that bookmark on your Android device, open your Chrome browser, then just tap the three dots in the right-corner. Hit Bookmarks, then select the folder you placed the bookmark in earlier, and tap your bookmark to open it up.

Also the other way to use is to click on the three dots in the top-right, then tap the little star icon at the top of the menu. Then go back to your computer, hit the three dots in the top-right, then navigate to Bookmarks > Mobile bookmarks, then find your site in the list. The Android version of Chrome saves bookmarks to Mobile bookmarks by default, but you can move bookmarks in Android by tapping the now blue star in Chrome to edit or remove it.

Use third party apps

Use third party apps

Also there are third party apps that you can use to send web pages from PC to HTC Android. They work well  for those users who constantly change between devices. One of such apps is Pushbullet  and you can share links between devices.

Pushbullet is a service that delivers notifications and shares links between a Chrome extension and an Android app, and it’s extremely useful if you want to reply to text messages on your computer or be immediately alerted to phone notifications on your PC. To use it, you’ll need to download the Pushbullet Chrome extension and the Android app so that both devices can sync to each other. Then sign up to Pushbullet and you can do so with your Google account to save time.

Installing the Chrome extension is easy, and as long as you’ve signed up and signed in the Pushbullet website, the extension should log you in without much issue. Setting up the Android app is a little bit more intensive, and requires allowing the app access to a couple of permissions on your phone. It’s safe app and needs those permissions to send you certain types of notifications. Just follow the set up instructions

Follow the setup instructions  and once you’re done, you can send your first link. From the page you want to send, click the Pushbullet icon in the top-right corner of Chrome on your  PC which should be a little white bullet with a green background. From there, you’ll be able to click the send arrow to shoot off your link. Your link will then appear in the chat-style stream, and you’ll receive a notification on your phone that you’ve received a link.

Pushbullet is set up to send to all linked devices by default, but you can change that by clicking the little bubble marked All Devices and selecting a specific device. Sending a link from your phone to your PC is a similar process. Open the page you want to send, tap the three dots in the top right, and then hit Share. Select the Pushbullet icon from the sharing options given to you. You may need to scroll through the list. When the Pushbullet popup has opened, tap either the Chrome icon or the All Devices icon to send to everything. If you have a Chrome window already open then the page will automatically open otherwise you can access the link through your Pushbullet extension at a later date.

Now try all these methods to send webpages from Google Chrome to your HTC or any Android smartphone.

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