Last month, Chrome users were finally able to send tabs between devices. Then Google announced last week that users could use duplex to buy movie tickets in the browser. Now, Google adds another useful feature: Chrome users can now send phone numbers from their desktops directly to their Android device.
The feature is currently only available in Chrome Beta 78 for desktops. According to XDA Developers the function works exactly as expected.
Selecting a When you highlight the phone number or right-click it in the browser, you will asked on which device the number should be called. The prompt displays a list of recently used handsets associated with the same Google Account. Chrome sends a notification to the selected device with the phone number that automatically inserts the number into the device dialer.
This seems to be one of the features that users first knew they needed. It's easy to call restaurants, barber shops, or doctors' offices that you find surfing on your computer. No switching back and forth between devices to manually enter the number on your phone.
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The feature seems to work on Android 9 and Android 10 devices, although it does not matter what version of Chrome they are running. Theoretically it could work on older devices as well, but we'll see how Google officially introduces it.
If you want to send phone numbers from your desktop to Android now, you only need to run Chrome Beta 78. If this feature is not enabled by default, you can enable it with the following flag: chrome: // flags / # click-to -Call context menu of selected text.