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Reopen Recent Closed Tabs in Chrome on Android

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

Google Chrome offers a feature to reopen the recently closed tabs under the Recent Tabs menu. It displays the list of tabs and pages closed across the synced devices for the tap to open.

Alternatively, we can visit the browsing history to visit the previously closed tabs or sites to reopen.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to reopen the recently closed tabs and pages in the Chrome browser.

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

Reopen using the Recent Tabs

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 the Chrome App on your Android device.
  2. Tap on More vertical 3-dots icon menu options.
  3. Select Recent tabs from the list.
    Recent tabs menu in Chrome for AndroidIt will display the list of recent closed tabs.
  4. Tap on the website link that you want to reopen.
    Recently closed tabs in Chrome for AndroidIt will reopen the tab or page in your browser.

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 the Show Full History option to visit the browser history screen or follow the next section.

Access the Recent Pages from Browser History

While the Recent tabs screen helps display 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 3-dots 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.

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.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

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

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