Page data sync interval

Description of the issue:

I’m curious about the sync frequency between Android and Linux. Specifically, I want to know how soon after opening a new tab on one device I should be able to see that on other devices in my sync chain.

Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.

  1. Go to Android, open Brave
  2. Open some URL in a new tab, maybe close a couple open tabs
  3. Go to Linux, open Brave
  4. Examine the History>Other Devices menu
  5. Note that it hasn’t changed
  6. Wait a while
  7. Repeat 5 & 6 every now and then until you notice the change

Reproduces how often:

All the time

Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):

Linux: Version 1.27.109 Chromium: 92.0.4515.115 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Android: 1.28.105 Chromium: 92.0.4515.131 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Type of devices currently running on the Sync chain in question:

Android & Linux

Additional Information:

I’m mostly interested in the Android-to-Linux direction. I might open an article from my newsfeed and realize it would be easier to read (view images, select text, etc) on my laptop. I often wait long enough that I go off and do something else, then forget about the item I wanted to read until I stumble upon it later while deleting tabs in my Android Brave instance (everything creates a new tab, it seems). On those rare days when I’m feeling clever, I will share the URL via Signal (note to self). Still, seems like automatic sync should happen quickly enough that I don’t have to resort to tricks or get distracted by other stuff.

random considerations below:

My take is, too high a frequency may degrade performance and use up bandwidth.
That would hurt users on pay-per-volume mobile internet badly.

The sync feature is probably designed for the “continue at home” use case rather than real-time sharing.

I’d suggest a “sync now” button / menu item, maybe a settings option for the sync frequency too.

I’d also suggest posting this as a feature request.

Sync frequency should be in the Sync FAQ, except it isn’t.

Not sure but “Send tab to self when signed-in” or “Send tab to self 2.0” in brave://flags may be useful.

Thanks. I was really hoping to just as a question about the sync interval, but I was presented with this boilerplate for a bug report, so I tried to follow that form. Is there a way I can just ask for help or does everything here have to be couched in bug report form? (Apologies, I’m not a very savvy Brave help community user.)

Questions are generally well received, unless terribly unclear.
Like, yours is on the good side, it’s just one liners like “hey you broke my google fix it before yesterday” that are sometimes ignored or laughed at.