Use tabs in Chrome

You can open as many tabs as you want in Chrome. You can also view all your tabs and switch among them.

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Open a new tab

  1. On your Android phone, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap More Organize and then New tab.

Open a new tab on Android tablet

  1. On your Android tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top, next to your open tabs, tap New tab New tab.

Customize your new tab page

When you swipe up on the address bar or open a new tab, you'll see websites you visit often. If you haven’t used Chrome before, you'll see some popular sites.

  • To visit a site, tap the icon.
  • To remove a site, touch and hold an icon. Tap Remove.

Close a tab

  1. On your Android phone, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. To the 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. On your Android phone, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap Switch tabs Switch tabs. You'll see your open Chrome tabs.
  3. Tap More More and then Close all tabs.

Close tabs on Android tablet

  1. On your Android tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. On any tab you want to close, tap Close Close.

Close all tabs

  1. On your Android tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. On any tab, touch and hold Close Close.
  3. Tap Close all tabs.

Switch to a new tab

  1. On your Android phone, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap Switch tabs Switch tabs. You'll see your open Chrome tabs.
  3. Swipe up or down.
  4. Tap the tab you want to switch to.

Switch tabs on Android tablet

  1. On your Android tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Tap the tab you want to switch to.

Reorder tabs

  1. On your Android tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Touch and hold the tab you want to move.
  3. Drag the tab to a different position.

Group your tabs

On your Android device:

  1. Open the Chrome app
  2. Tap Switch tabs Switch tabs
    • Create a tab group: Touch & hold a tab, then drag over another tab you want to group it with. 
    • Add a tab to an existing group: Touch & hold the tab and drag it into the group.
    • Name your tab group: Tap the tab group and then More Organize and then Edit group name.
    • Share a tab group: Tap the tab group and then More Organize and then Share group.
    • Remove a tab from a group: Tap the tab group and then More Organize and then Remove tabs from group.
    • View tabs in a group:​​​​​​ 
      1. Tap Switch tabs Switch tabs.
      2. Select a group.

Refresh tabs

  1. On your Android phone, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap More More.
  3. Tap Reload Reload.

Refresh tabs on Android tablet

  1. On your Android tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top left, tap Reload Reload.

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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