Manage tabs in Chrome

You can open multiple tabs in Chrome. You can also check and switch between all your tabs. When you open a new tab, Chrome opens a personalized New Tab page.

Some of the ways you can customize your New Tab page content are with:

  • Different themes
  • Your cart
  • Your shortcuts
Learn how to personalize your New Tab page.

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Common actions with tabs

Perform basic actions when you search the web on Chrome.

Open a new tab
  1. On your Android device, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap More Organize and then New tab New tab.

Tip: At the top of your Chrome window, you can also open a new tab when you tap New tab New tab .

Close a tab
  1. On your Android device, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap Switch tabs Switch tabs. Any open tabs will appear.
  3. At the top right of the tab you want to close, tap Close Close. You can also swipe to close the tab.
Close all tabs
  1. On your Android device, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap Switch tabs Switch tabs. Any open tabs will appear.
  3. Tap More More and then Close all tabs.
Switch to a new tab
  1. On your Android device, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap Switch tabs Switch tabs. Any open tabs will appear.
  3. Swipe to the tab you want and tap it.
Reorder tabs
  1. On your Android device, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap Switch tabs Switch tabs.
  3. Touch and hold the tab you want to move.
  4. Drag the tab to a different position.
Group your tabs
  1. On your Android device, open Chrome .
  2. Tap Switch tabs Switch tabs.
    • Create a tab group: Touch and hold a tab, then drag over another tab you want to group it with.
    • Add a tab to an existing group: Touch and hold the tab and drag it into the group.
    • View tabs in a group:
      1. Tap Switch tabs Switch tabs.
      2. Select a group.
    • To remove a tab from a group:
      1. Tap the tab group.
      2. Touch and hold the tab you want to remove.
      3. Drag the tab to the "Remove from group" area at the bottom of your screen.
Open a link in a tab group
  1. On your Android device, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. Navigate to a link you want to open.
  3. Touch and hold the link.
  4. Tap Open in new tab in group.
Reload tabs
  1. On your Android device, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap More More and then Reload Reload.

Perform bulk actions on tabs

You can perform bulk actions when you tap More or when you touch and hold tabs.

Close tabs
  1. On your Android device, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap Switch tabs Switch tabs.
  3. Tap More and then Select tabs.
  4. Select the tabs you want to close.
  5. Tap More and then Close tabs.
Group tabs
  1. On your Android device, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap Switch tabs Switch tabs.
  3. Touch and hold any tab or tap More .
  4. Tap Select tabs.
  5. Choose the tabs you want to group.
  6. Tap More and then Group tabs.
Ungroup tabs
  1. On your Android device, open Chrome .
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap Switch tabs Switch tabs.
  3. Open a tab group containing the tabs you want to ungroup.
  4. Touch and hold any tab, or tap More and then Select tabs.
  5. Choose the tabs you want to ungroup.
  6. Tap More and then Ungroup tabs.
Close tabs in a group
  1. On your Android device, open Chrome .
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap Switch tabs Switch tabs .
  3. Open a tab group containing the tabs you want to close.
  4. Tap More and then Select tabs.
  5. Select the tabs you want to delete from the group.
  6. Tap More and then Close tabs.
Share tabs
  1. On your Android device, open Chrome .
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap Switch tabs Switch tabs.
  3. Touch and hold any tab, or tap More and then Select tabs.
  4. Choose the tabs you want to share.
  5. Tap More and then Share tabs.
  6. Choose where you want to share.
Share tabs in a group
  1. On your Android device, open Chrome .
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap Switch tabs Switch tabs .
  3. Open a tab group containing the tabs you want.
  4. Tap Select tabs.
  5. Choose the tabs you want to share.
  6. Tap More and then Share tabs.
Bookmark tabs
  1. On your Android device, open Chrome .
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap Switch tabs Switch tabs.
  3. Touch and hold any tab, or tap More and then Select tabs.
  4. Choose the tabs you want to bookmark.
  5. Tap More and then Bookmark tabs.

Open new windows on your Android tablet in Chrome

You can open up to 5 windows at a time and move tabs from one window to another on your Android tablet.

Open a new window

  1. On your Android tablet, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. Tap More More and then New window.

Move a tab to another window

  1. On your Android tablet, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. In the tab you want to move, tap More More.
  3. Tap Move to other window.
  4. Select the window to move the tab to.
  5. Tap Move tab.

Switch windows

  1. On your Android tablet, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. Tap More More and then Manage windows.
  3. Tap the window you'd like to open.

Close a window

  1. On your Android tablet, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. Tap More More and then Manage windows.
  3. Next to the window you want to close, tap More More and then Close window.
  4. To confirm, tap Close window.

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