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Extension Syncing #4094

Modelmat opened this issue Apr 13, 2019 · 7 comments


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commented Apr 13, 2019


Currently Brave does not sync extensions through the sync chain. It does not sync the extension settings (proxyOmega and other chrome extensions sync settings through the google sync)

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Set up a browser on one device, add some extensions
  2. Set up a sync chain with another device
  3. No extensions were synced.

Actual result:

No extensions sync nor extension data.

Expected result:

Extensions and extension data syncs.
(including chrome APPS)

Reproduces how often:


Brave version (brave://version info)

Brave 0.62.51 Chromium: 73.0.3683.103 (Official Build)unknown (64-bit)
Revision e82a658d8159cabbd4938c1660f9bb00b4a82a23-refs/branch-heads/3683@{#902}
OS Linux

Reproducible on current release:

  • Does it reproduce on brave-browser dev/beta builds?

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commented Apr 14, 2019

This would be extremly difficult with mobile devices in chain. Not sure if we plan to implement this

cc: @bbondy @tomlowenthal


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commented Apr 14, 2019

no extensions on mobile but we can still do it for desktop


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commented Apr 15, 2019

This would be a beautiful feature on desktop 🎉

@bsclifton bsclifton added this to Untriaged backlog in Sync via automation Apr 15, 2019

@rebron rebron added the priority/P5 label Apr 19, 2019


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commented Apr 30, 2019

I know there are those who wish for this to happen. There is a post on the brave forums requesting this as well:

This would be a great feature, and the ability for it to be a selection (similar to how bookmarks are done) would be great, too!


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commented May 10, 2019

Will syncing using our own personal servers be included, so people can choose not to expose their IP addresses to anyone but themselves? Maybe including advanced option for syncing via WebDav? Would be very nice.

Also, extension support for mobile is possible. Check out Kiwi Browser for Android. Copy/Paste?


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commented May 16, 2019

Aside from extensions, syncing browser settings would be fantastic too. Really hoping to see either of the two soon!


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commented May 22, 2019

I would love to see this to be a Desktop feature. It would make sense not to do it for mobile, since chrome doesn't do it either.

Firefox does have the feature for mobile, however this has caused many problems for extension developers, and uses a completely different extension implementation.

I wonder if we can use Firefox's sync system as a blueprint/inspiration for the Desktop sync system though. Since it works great and is open source see:

@rebron rebron moved this from Untriaged backlog to P3, P4 & P5 backlog in Sync May 31, 2019

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