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Reopen Recent Closed Tabs in Chrome on Android

Have you mistakenly closed the Chrome browser tab on your Android device? Learn how to reopen the recently closed tabs and pages.

Google Chrome browser for Android offers a feature to reopen the recently closed tabs under as Recent tabs menu. It displays the list of tabs and pages closed across the synced devices for tap to open. Alternatively, we can visit the browsing history to visit the previously closed tabs.

Reopen Recently Closed Tab on Chrome browser

Google Chrome does offer an option to reopen the recently closed tabs. It helps in relaunching the webpage that we have accidentally closed or when the browser has crashed.

The Recent tabs menu keeps the record of the last few recent pages, whereas the History tab has all the records of site visits. We can use the same to reopen the recently closed tabs. Follow this guide for the same.

Reopen Recent Tabs on Chrome Android

The website will be available in the Recent tabs screen if you’ve closed any tab recently. However, it displays the pages from all the Google synced devices. You can choose the page to reopen on your Chrome browser. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Open Chrome App on your Android device.
  2. Tap on More vertical 3dots icon menu options.
  3. Select Recent tabs from the list.
    Recent tabs menu in Chrome for AndroidHere you will be able to see all the Recently closed websites.
  4. Tap on the website link that you want to reopen.
    Recently closed tabs in Chrome for Android

Within the Recently closed window (at step #4), you will also see all the recently closed websites on other Chrome-connected devices.

Recent Closed Tabs on Sync Device in Chrome for Android

The above screenshot of the tabs recently closed on my computer synced with the same Google login.

You can also select Show full history option to visit the browser history screen or follow the next section.

Access Pages from Browser History

While the Recent tabs screen help displays a few recently closed tabs and windows, the History menu lists all the websites you’ve visited from the last history reset to date. Here are the steps to access old tabs and pages:

  1. Open the Google Chrome app on your Android phone.
  2. Tap on the More vertical 3dots icon menu options.
  3. Select the History menu from the list.
    History menu in Chrome for AndroidIt will display the list of web pages that you’ve visited.
  4. Select the Website link or URL from the history list to reopen the browser.
    Browsing History Page in Chrome on Android

The recent tab history also has the option to clear the browsing history and delete historically visited website links. You can also search the website name or URL in the History window, which is unavailable in the recent tabs window.

Video Demo

If you’ve mistakenly closed the recent tabs on your Chrome for Android, you can restore tabs Chrome quickly from the Recent Tabs and the History menu.

How to Reopen Recent Closed Tabs in Chrome for Android? 🔄

Bottom Line

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

Having said that, if you’ve deleted the browsing history in Chrome Android, you cannot open the recently closed tabs as history is no longer available. Hence, the recently closed feature is not supported in incognito mode since it does not store the history.

Similarly, you can also reopen closed tabs in the Chrome computer browser. However, when connected and synced with the same Google account, the closed tabs in the computer will be available on Chrome Android.


How can I reopen recently closed tabs in Chrome for Android?

To reopen recently closed tabs in Chrome for Android, tap the menu button in the top-right corner (three dots), then select “Recent tabs.” Here, you’ll find a list of your recently closed tabs that you can quickly restore.

I accidentally closed all my tabs on Chrome for Android. How can I undo this action?

If you accidentally closed all your tabs on Chrome for Android, don’t worry. Tap on the menu option and select the “Recent tabs” option. This will display the page list allowing you to restore your recently closed tabs.

How do I access the recently closed tab’s history in Chrome for Android?

To access your recently closed tabs history in Chrome for Android, type “chrome-native://recent-tabs” in the address bar and hit Enter. This will take you to a page where you can see and restore your recently closed tabs.

How can I open recently closed tabs in Chrome for Android that are not showing in the “Recent tabs” menu?

If the recently closed tabs you’re looking for are not showing in the “Recent tabs” menu, you can still find them. Select the “Show full history” option to list the browsing history to select the older pages.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and creating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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