How to setup sync in Google Chrome

Google Chrome lets you sync your bookmarks and extensions so you don't have to add or transfer them to your other computers. Follow these five quick steps for enabling sync on Google Chrome.

Having multiple computers can be great when one of them is a laptop for mobile computing and another stays at home for the family. Fortunately, Google Chrome lets you sync your bookmarks and extensions so you don't have to add or transfer them to your other computers. So how can you turn on this feature? Follow these five quick steps for enabling sync on Google Chrome:

1. Open the Settings menu in your Chrome browser (the wrench icon off to the right) and choose "Options."

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2. In the new Options tab that opens up, choose "Personal Stuff" from the menu on the left.

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3. The first piece of information in this area covers the sync feature. Click on "Set up sync..." and log in with your Google account.

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4. Choose the features in Chrome that you want synced to the other computer(s) you use Chrome on, and then click "OK, sync everything."

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5. Enable syncing in Google Chrome on your other computer(s). The features you chose to sync should appear shortly.

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Now you don't need to file transfer your bookmarks, re-download your extensions, or struggle to remember your passwords--Chrome brings them along for you.

 

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