Customize your New Tab page in Chrome

Depending on your default search engine, you may be able to control what appears below the search box on your New Tab page.

On your computer, you can customize:

  • The theme with an image and color
  • The content that appears

To customize your New Tab page, you must be signed in to your Google Account and use Google as your default search engine.

Customize your New Tab page

When you swipe up on the address bar or open a new tab, you can find icons for websites you visit often. If you haven’t used Chrome before, it shows you some popular sites.
  • To visit a site, tap its icon.
  • To remove a site, touch and hold its icon. Then, tap Remove.

Manage suggested articles

When you open a new tab, you may find suggested Discover articles. If you're signed in to Chrome, depending on your settings, suggested articles are based on your recent Web & App activity and your interactions with the suggested articles, like when you tap on or scroll past an article.

Tips:

  • To provide you with better suggestions, sign in to your Google Account to store your preferences.
  • If you indicate that you’re not interested in a topic or publisher, you won’t get suggestions from them again.
  • To find the latest articles in the “Following” section on your Android device, you can manually follow sites and searches.
Manage your Discover content

You can manage the activity used to personalize your Discover suggestions:

  • Stop suggestions based on new activity:
    1. Next to "Discover," tap Settings and then Manage and then Activity.
    2. On the left, tap Menu and then Activity controls.
    3. Turn off Web & App Activity.
  • Delete per article: If you’re signed in to your Google Account, you can review and delete your Discover activity feed in My Activity.
  • Get the latest articles: On your New Tab page, from the top of the screen, pull down to refresh and get your updated content.
Turn Discover articles on or off
  1. On your Android device, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. Open a new tab.
  3. Next to "Discover," tap Settings and then Turn off or Turn on.
Share your Discover content

You can share suggested articles from your Discover page on different apps or send them to your other devices.

  1. To share an article, tap Share .
  2. Tap the app that you want to share on.

Tips:

Manage suggested article interests
  • To manage interests for your suggested articles: Next to "Discover," tap Settings and then Manage and then Interests.
  • To let Chrome better know your interests: Next to an article in “Discover,” tap More and then Not interested in [topic] or Don't show content from [publisher].
Manage specific articles

To remove an article:

  1. At the bottom of the article, tap More .
  2. Tap Hide this .

To save an article to read later:

  1. At the bottom of the article, tap More .
  2. Tap Add to reading list .

To open an article in a new tab:

  1. At the bottom of the article, tap More .
  2. Tap Open in new tab.

Learn how to read pages offline.

Hide or unhide stories in another language

To hide stories in another language:

  1. On your Android device, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. Open a new tab.
  3. Find "Discover."
  4. At the bottom right of a story, tap More and then Don't show stories in [language].
    • To get your updated stories, from the top of the screen, pull down to refresh.

Tip: This feature may not be available for all stories.

To unhide stories in another language:

  1. On your Android device, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. Open a new tab.
  3. Find "Discover."
  4. Next to "Discover," tap Settings and then Manage and then Hidden.
  5. Under "TYPES OF INFO," unhide the language you want to bring back.
Follow and unfollow the sites and searches in your Following section

If Google is your default search engine, you can follow and manage sites and searches. To follow a site:

  1. Go to the site you want to follow.
  2. Tap More and then Follow.

To follow a search:

  1. Open Chrome Chrome.
  2. Search an interest in the address bar.
  3. In the results, tap Follow or Follow this search.

To find and manage followed sites and searches in one place:

  1. To the right of "Following," tap Settings and then Manage and then Interests.
  2. Select a topic or search you want to unfollow.
  3. Tap Following.
Report bad or inappropriate content

You can report content in your Discover articles as:

  • Misleading or sensational
  • Violent or repulsive
  • Hateful or abusive
  • Other

To report content:

  1. Next to an article, tap More and then Report this.
  2. Select the reason you want to report the content.

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