How to Reopen Recent Closed Tabs in Chrome for Android?

There are technically two ways to reopen recently closed tabs in Chrome Android. First, navigate to the Recent Tabs menu and secondly from the History tab.

Often time we browser an informative website and close immediately. But, when we want to recollect the website address, we fail. Hence, it’s often recommended bookmarking on Chrome Android for future reference if you want to revisit any website link.

But, if you haven’t bookmarked and closed the tab recently, then we have an option to reopen the Recent tabs. However, if you’ve visited the website long ago then we can still reopen the same website from the History tab.

These two options can be used interchangeably to access the historical website that we have visited on the page. Especially the recent tabs that also help in reopening the tab that was mistakenly closed.

Related:ย How to Reopen Recently Closed Tabs in Chrome Computer?

Google Chrome does offer an option to reopen the recently closed tabs without an issue.

Reopen Recent Tabs in Chrome Android

If you’ve closed any tab recently, the most probably the website will be available in the Recent Tabs window. However, if you’re looking for a website that you’ve closed long ago then skip to the next method.

Here are the steps to reopen the recent tabs in Chrome Android:

  1. Open the Chrome on Android app.
  2. Tap on vertical 3dots icon for more options.
  3. Select Recent tabs from the list.
    Recent Tabs Chrome for Android
  4. Here you will be able to see all the Recently closed websites.
    Recently Closed Website and Tabs on Chrome Android
  5. Tap on the Website that you want to reopen.

Within the Recently closed window (at step #4), you will also see all the recently closed websites on Google account sync chrome devices. The Recent Tabs can only list up to 5 recently closed tabs.

Recently Closed Tabs on Chrome Synced Devices

In the above screengrab of Recently closed, DIGITALLIFE is my Windows PC name that is synced 3 days ago with the same Google login.

Reopen History Links in Chrome Android

While Recent tabs help to reopen the recently closed tabs and windows. The History menu lists out all the websites that you’ve visited from the last history reset to date.

Here are the steps to open the recently closed tabs from History in Chrome Android:

  1. Open Chrome Android app.
  2. Tap on vertical 3dots icon for more options.
  3. Select the History menu from the list.
    Chrome Android History Menu
  4. You’ll be able to see all the browsing history under the History tab.
    Recent browsing history in Chrome
  5. Select the Website link or URL from the history list to reopen in the browser.

History tab also has the option to clear the browsing data in chrome android and delete historically visited website links. You can also search the website name or URL in the History window which is not available in the recent tabs window.

Video on Reopen Closed Tabs on Chrome Android

If you’ve mistakenly closed the tabs on your Chrome for Android, then you can reopen the closed tabs easily from the Recent Tabs as well as the History menu.

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Bottom Line – Recent Closed Tab

The feature to open recently closed tabs is quite useful. Especially when you’ve loads of tabs open and you mistakenly close the needy one.

Note that if you’ve deleted the browsing history in chrome android, you cannot open the recently closed tab as history is no longer available. Hence, this option is not available in incognito mode chrome which does not store the history.

Similarly, you can also reopen recently closed tabs in the chrome computer browser.

Anyways let me know how useful you find this option for daily usage?

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