Chrome now Enables Syncing Bookmarks and Settings Across Devices

Search engine giant Google has shipped a beta version of its Chrome web browser which allows users to sync their bookmarks, apps, saved pages, passwords and other personal stuff to their various computing devices.

In a blog post, the company said that the beta version of Chrome 16 will mean that users no longer need to update their web browser settings for each separate computer they use.

"Signing in to Chrome enables sync and brings your Chrome bookmarks and other personalized settings to all of your computers. Anything you update on one device instantly updates everywhere else, and your stuff is safe in case a truck runs over your laptop. Just go to the Wrench menu and select ‘Sign in to Chrome'," the company explained.

The feature will also let people who use a shared computer to sign-up for their own personalised Chrome browser, so that only their own bookmarks and settings will be displayed and synced to their other devices.

Users can set up multiple profiles on the web browser by accessing the Options tab for Windows, or Preferences for Mac, and click on the ‘Add New Users' button. A tab will appear on the top of the browser which will let people switch their accounts.