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Open & use tabs

You can open as many tabs as you want in Chrome, and close them when you’re done. You can also view all your tabs and switch among them.

Open a new tab

  1. Open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap More More.
  3. Tap New tab.
Android tablet
  1. Open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top, next to your open tabs, tap New tab new tab.

Use the new tab page

When you open a new tab, under the search box, you'll see images of the websites you visit often. If you haven’t used Chrome before, you'll see some popular sites.

  • To visit a site, tap the image.
  • To remove a site, touch and hold an image. Tap Remove.
  • To see suggested content, like recent bookmarks and interesting articles, swipe down on a new tab. If you're signed in to Chrome, suggestions are based on your Web & App activity.

Close tabs

  1. Open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap Switch tabs Switch tabs. You'll see your open Chrome tabs.
  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. Open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap Switch tabs Switch tabs. You'll see your open Chrome tabs.
  3. At the top right, tap More More.
  4. Tap Close All Tabs.
Android tablet
  1. Open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. On any tab you want to close, tap Close Close.

Close all tabs

  1. Open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. On any tab, touch and hold Close Close.
  3. Tap Close all tabs.

View tabs

  1. Open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap Switch tabs Switch tabs. You'll see your open Chrome tabs.
  3. Tap the tab you’d like to see.
Android tablet
  1. Open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top, tap the tab you’d like to see.

View tabs side by side

If your device has Android N and up, you can see two tabs at the same time.

  1. Turn on split-screen mode.
  2. Open the Chrome app Chrome.
  3. At the top right, tap More More.
  4. Tap Move to other window.

Switch to a new tab

  1. Open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap Switch tabs Switch tabs.
  3. Swipe up or down.
  4. Tap the tab you want to switch to.
Android tablet
  1. Open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Tap the tab you want to switch to.

Reorder tabs

  1. Open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Touch and hold the tab you want to move.
  3. Drag the tab to a different position.

Refresh tabs

  1. Open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap More More.
  3. Tap Reload Reload.

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