How to disable Send Link to your Devices in Chrome

To make connectivity more accessible, the Chrome browser has this feature called “Send to your Devices.” It lists all the devices from which you logged into the Chrome browser. Obviously, in today’s date, a person at the minimum makes use of a PC, one or two smartphones. So, Send to Your Devices keeps everything connected so that when a user switches from PC to mobile, then he can still access his choice of webpages.

This feature would be active only when you have turned on the sync for the Gmail account on which you have signed in on your device. It is a useful feature for someone who uses multiple devices. However, there could be other users as well who would not want every webpage to send to their mobile devices or PC. So, in this guide, we will tell you how to disable Send Link to your Devices in Chrome.

How to disable Send Link to your Devices in Chrome

How to disable Send Link to your Devices in Chrome

We will explain the disabling of Send to your Device feature for various platforms like Windows/macOS PC, Android OS, and iOS.

How to disable Send Link to your Devices on Windows/macOS

If we disable this feature, then upon right-clicking any active internet tab, we won’t see the send to device feature in the status bar. Now, let’s explain the steps that will help you do this.

Step-1 In the open Chrome Browser, click on the three-dot on the right side of the screen.

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Step-2 When the drop-down menu opens, click on Settings

Step-3 Click on Sync and Google Services > Click on Manage Sync

Step-4 You will see a number of tabs. Scroll down to Open Tabs. Tap on the toggle to grey it out/disable.

That’s it. Now, any active tab will not be sent to other mobile devices on which you are logged to Chrome.

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Now, let’s move on to the Android OS and see how we can accomplish the same on an Android smartphone.

How to disable Send Link Devices on Android OS

Disabling the feature won’t show active Tabs open on other devices when you tap on the Recent Tabs menu on your Android device.

  • Go to the menu in the Chrome Browser by taping on the three-dot. Tap on Settings.
  • Go to Settings > tap on Sync and Google services > tap on Manage Sync.
    disable Send Link to your Devices on Chrome
  • Under Manage Sync, there is a list of checkboxes.
  • Tap to uncheck the box beside the option Open Tabs.
    disable Send Link to your Devices on Chrome

Now, webpages open and sent from other devices will not be available on your Android device. On the active webpage, you will no more see the option to send the webpage to any other device in which you are logged-in the Chrome browser.

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How to disable Send Link to Devices on iOS

Now, let’s check out how we can disable Send Link to your Devices on the devices running iOS. The steps are pretty much the same as what we did on the AndroidOS powered devices.

  • Go to the menu in the Chrome Browser by taping on the three-dot. Tap on Settings.
  • Go to Settings > tap on Sync and Google services > tap on Manage Sync
  • You will see a list of options with Toggles. Scroll down to Open tabs.
  • Tap on the Open Tabs toggles to disable it.
  • Now, tap on Done to save the settings

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Can we Re-enable the Send Link to your Devices option.?

Of course, it is possible to re-enable this feature on any of your devices through which you are logged into Chrome. All you have to do is go to Settings in Chrome. Under Manage Sync, you have to tap the toggle on the Open Tabs to enable the feature.

So, that was all about how to disable Send Link to your Devices option on Google Chrome browser. We hope that this guide was useful to you.

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