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How to Forward and Send Link in Firefox Devices

Firefox offers users unique features to share the site’s links from one device to another logged in with the same Firefox Account ID. You can also share the links between your phone and the Computer. The only requirement is that both devices must have been logged in with the same Firefox IDs.

Send Link to Connected Devices on Firefox browser

Imagine reading a fascinating piece that is too long, so you decide to put it away and finish it later since you need to work on the desktop.

Now, do you know that you can send that link to a desktop computer and continue reading? This way, you don’t have to bother about changing devices. Mozilla Firefox has a built-in feature that allows you to send pages directly from your PC to other devices and vice versa.

The only requirement is registering and signing in in the Firefox browser and enabling the device sync feature.

If you are registered with Firefox and have signed in on the mobile and computer, you can skip the Enable Sync in the Mozilla Firefox section below.

Enable Browser Sync

First, you must sync the devices you want to use the Firefox share link with. To do so, log into your Firefox account and sync from there.

Turn on Sync on the computer

To use Firefox to share the link, you need to sign in Firefox account and enable online sync. Online sync helps connect all the devices and store the data in the cloud. Here are the steps for enabling the sync:

First and foremost, ensure that you have a Mozilla Account. If you do not have one, you can register for free.

  1. Launch the Mozilla Firefox browser on the computer.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3bar icon menu for options.
  3. Choose the Sign-in Firefox menu.
    Sign in to Firefox computer
  4. Hit on Sign in to Firefox – Turn on the Sync option.
    A new tab will open with Firefox sign-in page.
  5. Enter the Firefox account credentials and hit Sign in to complete the sync.
    Sign in to Firefox Account to Sync

That’s it. You will now sign in to your Firefox account, and device sync will happen automatically in the backend.

Turn on Sync on the Mobile

Similarly, you can also enable sync on your Firefox Mobile Browser. The process of the Firefox browser on the phone is very similar to that on a computer. On your mobile or tablet, ensure you have the latest version of the Mozilla Firefox browser installed.

Follow these steps to sign in and enable sync on the Mobile browser:

  1. Launch the Firefox browser app on your mobile.
  2. Click on the More vertical 3dots icon menu icon.
  3. Choose the Settings menu from the list.
  4. Tap on Turn on Sync.
    Turn on Sync Mozilla Firefox Android Mobile
  5. Enter your Mozilla account details to log in.

This will sign in to the Firefox mobile account and enable device sync.

Send Links between devices

We can use the Firefox share link feature now that we have signed in to the Firefox devices.

From Computer browser

Firefox has a built-in option to send links without needing an add-on or extension. All we need is to enable the Firefox account sync. Here are the steps to send the link to connected devices:

  1. Launch the Firefox app on the computer.
  2. Open the page you’d love to share with you on other devices.
  3. Click on the More horizontal 3dots icon icon on the address bar for the options list.
  4. Click on Send Tab to Device option.
    Send Tab to Device in Firefox Computer
  5. Proceed to select which of the connected devices you would like to send the URL to.

The URL will be immediately sent to the connected devices. You can choose any device listed under Send Tab to Devices.

Sending Links from Mobile

Just like the syncing process, sending a link from your Mozilla Firefox App on mobile is similar to that on a computer. Here are the steps to send the link from Firefox mobile browser:

  1. Launch the Firefox browser app on Mobile.
  2. Open the page you want to share on your computer or other Firefox-connected devices.
  3. Tap on the More vertical 3dots icon menu.
  4. Select the Share button from the menu.
  5. Choose Share to other devices.
  6. Select the device from the available connected device.

This will send and share the web page link to the Firefox devices selected. You can choose any device from the connected device. You can use Firefox to send to a phone or desktop.

View Shared Pages

You are on the other device and want to view your shared links. What do you do?

View Sent Links on Computer

We have received the link from other Firefox devices to the computer. Hence, we should be able to view and open the link easily. Here are the steps to view the sent link:

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox on the computer.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3bar icon menu for options.
  3. Choose the Library from the menu list.
  4. Click on Synced Tabs.
    Synced Tabs in Mozilla Firefox Computer

You will see a list of links sent to your Firefox computer browser. Just link on the link to open in the new tab.

View Shared Links

Just link the computer; the shared link received in sync can be launched in Firefox mobile browser. Here are the steps to view the sent link:

  1. Launch the Firefox browser app on Mobile.
  2. Tap on the More vertical 3dots icon menu.
  3. Choose the Synchronized Tabs menu option.
    Firefox Android Synchronized Tabs

You will find all the shared links under this tab. Click on any link you want to open in the Firefox mobile browser.

Bottom Line

Sharing files externally on the Mozilla Firefox browser is very easy. You must have a Firefox account, sign in, and sync devices. The rest of the steps are as simple as mentioned above in the article.

It is pretty easy to use the Firefox share link feature. The synced tabs will have all the necessary links to continue reading on different devices.

Thankfully, Mozilla Firefox is available on all devices and screen sizes. Hence, making it a pretty valuable and productive feature.

How do you usually share links between two devices? Do you use the copy-paste and send the links with your favorite app?

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Victor Oloo

Victor is Bachelor's degree holder in Business & Commerce and has been associated with the tech industry since the beginning of his career. He has 7+ years of experience in technology and media services. He is a passionate tech content writer and news editor. He loves the Firefox browser and uses it as a daily driver. Connect with him on LinkedIn.

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