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Open & use tabs

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

Open a new tab

  1. On your Android phone, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top-right, tap More More.
  3. Tap New tab.
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.

See websites that you visit often

When you open a new tab, under the search box, you'll see images of the websites that 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.

See and edit suggested articles

  • To see suggested content, like recent bookmarks and interesting articles, swipe up on a new tab. If you're signed in to Chrome, suggestions are based on your Web & App activity.
  • To remove an item, swipe left or right.
  • To save items to read offline, touch and hold the article and then Download link. Find out more about reading pages offline.

Close tabs

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, 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. On your Android phone, 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. 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.

View tabs

  1. On your Android phone, 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 that you’d like to see.
Android tablet
  1. On your Android tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top, tap the tab that you’d like to see.

See 2 tabs at the same time

If your device has Android N and up, you can see two tabs side-by-side.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the bottom, touch and hold Overview Overview. You'll see 2 screens.
  3. At the top-right of the Chrome tab, tap More More.
  4. Tap Move to other window.

Switch to a new tab

  1. On your Android phone, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top-right, tap Switch tabs Switch tabs.
  3. Swipe up or down.
  4. Tap the tab that you want to switch to.
Android tablet
  1. On your Android tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Tap the tab that you want to switch to.

Re-order tabs

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

Refresh tabs

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top-right, tap More More.
  3. Tap Reload Reload.

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