Chrome Story found a nifty new feature in the works for Chrome OS 76 called “send to self”. Basically, it’s a simple method to send the URL of a web page from your Chromebook to another device with the Chrome browser.
The flag to enable it, along with other supporting flags can be enabled by opening chrome://flags/ and then searching for the term “send”:
Although Chrome Story has been testing this on the Canary Channel of Chrome OS 76, I see it on one of my devices running the Dev Channel. And it works as you’d expect.
When you click in the address bar of any web page, you’ll see a small icon showing a laptop and a phone. Click it and you can then choose which of your supported devices that will receive the URL. A few seconds later, you should see the URL on that device; in my case, it’s from the Pixel 3XL.
Tapping the notification my phone opens the Chrome browser directly to the page I shared. Although both my Pixel Slate and Pixel 3XL are on the same Wi-Fi network in this example, I tested this over an LTE connection on my phone and it worked exactly the same, as you’d expect.
I don’t yet see a way to send web pages the other way, that is: from a phone to a Chromebook or other device with the Chrome browser. I think that would be handy as well, so hopefully, Google is working on such a feature.