How to sync opened tabs on Mozilla Firefox to other devices

We often come across interesting articles on the web or certain useful links while using the internet. If you use multiple computers or mobile devices and rely on one particular web browser, you can always bookmark the useful links so that it can be accessed on the other devices. But bookmarking every single link might not be that useful, as you might later forget the links that you have bookmarked. However, on Mozilla Firefox, there is an interesting feature, which can help you see the tabs from one device on the other by not bookmarking them, at all. This feature can be very useful in a number of situations.

If your laptop battery is going to die, and you want to carry on with your work or browsing session on a different computer, you can use this feature to open the links directly on your computer, or whatever device you have access to. Even if you have multiple links or webpages opened in multiple tabs, you can send all the current tabs to another device. You don’t even need to send the links individually for this to work, as everything will be done almost automatically with just a single click. This can really be handy if you have multiple tabs opened, and bookmarking each of the links individually is not at all a viable option, nor it is, to send the links individually.

So, without any further delay, let’s get started with, how you can send links or tabs between two or more computers running Mozilla Firefox.

Syncing opened tabs on Mozilla Firefox

Step 1:Open Mozilla Firefox, where you have signed in with your Firefox account, and open the link, or links, which you want to access on another computer. Once you have opened all the links in different tabs, click on the hamburger icon on the top-right corner of Mozilla Firefox, and click on your account name with the email address.

Open Mozilla Firefox

Open Mozilla Firefox

Step 2: Now, click on ‘Synced Tabs’, and under that, click on ‘Sync Now’.

Firefox tabs sync

Firefox tabs sync

Now the tab syncing process will start, and this will take just a few seconds.


Step 3: Open the other computer installed Mozilla Firefox, and execute the same steps there, as well. Now, the open tabs on the first device will be visible here.

Sync tabs computer installed Mozilla Firefox

Sync tabs computer installed Mozilla Firefox

Step 4: You can just click on the individual links to open them or use the ‘Ctrl’ button to open each link in different tabs. Even if you open new links on the second computer, they will also be visible under ‘Synced Tabs’ on the first computer, as well. It is a bi-directional syncing that takes place. This is a cool feature available on Mozilla Firefox. Don’t worry, this works on mobile devices, as well, as long as you Mozilla Firefox on your smartphone that is logged in with the same Firefox account.

Syncing opened tabs on mobile Firefox

Step 1: On the mobile version of Mozilla Firefox, just tap on the triple-dot icon, and tap on ‘History’.

Syncing opened tabs on mobile Firefox

Syncing opened tabs on mobile Firefox

Step 2: Under the ‘History’ tab, just tap on ‘Synced devices’.

synced devices

synced devices

Step 3: Here, you can find the open tabs from all the devices, which are logged in, with the same Firefox account.

open tabs from all the devices

open tabs from all the devices

If the most recent tabs are not displayed, just refresh the page showing the ‘History’, by simply pulling down.

Step 4: If, for any reason, this is not working for you, just tap on the triple-dot icon, and tap on ‘Settings’.

Step 5: Now, tap on the user name that will open ‘Sync’, and just check, whether ‘Open tabs’ is enabled or not. If it isn’t enabled, just enable it, and try syncing again. Things should start working now.

tap on the user name that will open ‘Sync

tap on the user name that will open ‘Sync

So, this is a great feature available on Mozilla Firefox, which will definitely come in handy in a number of situations.

So, that was all about, how you can sync opened tabs on Mozilla Firefox. Do you have any questions? Feel free to comment on the same below.

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