Use tabs in Chrome for mobile

You can keep multiple webpages open at the same time in Chrome by using tabs.

Open and close tabs

Open as many tabs as you want. Close out of them when you're finished.

Android phone (4.4 or lower)

Open a new tab

  1. Open the Chrome menu.
    It could be an icon or a button. They look like this Menu or Menu.
  2. Touch New tab.

View all open tabs

Touch the tab switcher icon.
It could look like this , or Tabs in the top-right.

Close a single tab

  1. Touch the tab switcher icon.
    It could look like this , or Tabs in the top-right.
  2. Touch the X in the right corner of the tab you want to close. (Or swipe the tab left.)

Close all tabs

  1. Touch the tab switcher icon.
    It could look like this , or Tabs in the top-right.
  2. Open the Chrome menu.
    It could be an icon or a button. They look like this Menu or Menu.
  3. Touch Close All Tabs.
Android (5.0 and higher)

Open a new tab

  1. Open the Chrome menu Menu.
  2. Touch New tab.

View all open tabs

On your device, touch Overview Tabs.

Close a single tab

  1. On your device, touch Overview Tabs.
  2. Touch the X in the right corner. (Or swipe the tab left.)
iPhone

Open a new tab

  1. Open the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  2. Touch New Tab.

View all open tabs

In the top-right corner, touch the tab switcher icon .

Close a single tab

  1. Touch the tab switcher icon .
  2. Touch the X in the right corner of the tab you want to close. (Or swipe the tab left.)

Close all tabs

  1. Touch the tab switcher icon .
  2. Open the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  3. Select Close All Tabs.
Android tablet or iPad

Open a new tab

Next to your open tab(s), touch the new tab icon .

Close tabs

Simply touch X on the tab(s) you want to close.

Switch to a new tab

You can scroll through the tabs you have open and switch between them.

Android phone (4.0 or lower)
  1. Touch the tab switcher icon.
    It could look like this , or Tabs in the top-right.
  2. Scroll vertically.
  3. Touch the tab you want to switch to.
Android phone (5.0 and higher)
  1. On your device, touch Overview Tabs.
  2. Scroll vertically.
  3. Touch the tab you want to switch to.
iPhone
  1. Touch the tab switcher icon .
  2. Scroll vertically.
  3. Touch the tab you want to switch to.
Android tablet or iPad

Switch tabs

Simply touch the tab you want to switch to.

Reorder tabs

  1. Touch and hold the tab that you want to move.
  2. Drag the tab to a different position.

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