How to Navigate Forward and Backward in Chrome Android?

Learn how to navigate forward and backward in Chrome for Android. This navigation helps in moving to the next and previous webpage without typing the URL.

Just like the Chrome desktop version has a navigation icon to move forward or backward into the website page, Chrome Android does have the same. However, both forward and backward buttons are differently located but help the user to navigate through the site at ease.

Generally, I get too much into reading without realizing the number of pages I have consumed. If it’s an interesting topic then I just go with the flow and also carry a few offline pages in chrome android.

Often times it happens that I also want to refer back to the previous page or even earlier. Making me navigate within and out of websites to-and-fro. Hence, chrome android navigation helps in this navigation hustle.

Related: How to Navigate Forward and Backward in Chrome Computer?

Within the Chrome browser, we can navigate backward as well as forward. The forward button is located under the options menu, while the back button on the Android navigation system help to move backward to visit the previous page.

How to Navigate Forward on Chrome Android?

If you’ve visited previous or even earlier pages within the browsing sessions, then you can, of course, move forward to the last page until the button is grayed out.

Follow the steps to navigate forward in Chrome Android:

  1. Launch Chrome Android browser.
  2. Open a website and start navigating within the websites and links.
  3. Assuming, you already navigate backward on the website.
  4. Tap onvertical 3dots icon for options on the right-hand top corner.
  5. At the top, you will be able to see the right side pointing arrow icon.
  6. Tap on the → icon to move forward in site navigation.

Chrome Android Forward Navigation Icon

Please note that if you see the arrow icon slightly greyed out or not moving forward in navigation then you’re on the last page.

How to Navigate Backward on Chrome Android?

The back navigation helps in revisiting the page that you left without reading or want to refer back. Tapping on the back button on the android system will take you to previous and earlier pages until where you started the session.

Follow the steps to navigate backward in Chrome Android:

  1. Launch Chrome Android browser.
  2. Open a website and start navigating within the websites and links.
  3. Assuming you have already browsed few webpages.
  4. Tap on the back button < icon on your Android navigation menu.

Chrome Android Back button icon and history

You’ll be navigated to the previous page on Chrome Android. If you continue tapping on the back button, you will continue to navigate the previous page until you see the first page where you started the sessions.

If you tap and hold the back button in Chrome Android, the option will list out the recent closed history of the website pages that you’ve visited in the session. This allows you to jump back to any older page without navigating to the subsequent back page.

Video Tutorial on Chrome Android Navigation

Watch this video demo to learn backward and forward navigation in Chrome for Android. You can also list the recent website history from using the back soft button.

How to Navigate Forward and Backward in Chrome Android?

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Bottom Line — Chrome Android Forward and Back Navigation

The chrome navigation within the android phone is quite useful and important for an avid reader. If you are a person (like me) who 100% relies on web browser rather than a native app. Then you should make a habit of using the navigation system. It will make you productive and also eliminate the task of using new tabs and windows in chrome android.

Similarly, you can also find the forward and backward navigation on chrome computer that works very similar to chrome on android.

Let us know how useful you find the navigation system within the chrome android browser.

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

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3 Responses

  1. John Barber says:

    I want back and forward button on Chrome..

  2. Timothy Lanning says:

    Thank you for this tip regarding moving forward through the browser history. Searched long and hard to finally find a tip that worked.

  3. Maja says:

    My screen doesn’t look like that, there is no back arrow at the bottom of my screen. Help!!!

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