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Reopen Recently Closed Tabs in Chrome browser on the Computer

Google Chrome offers the feature to open recently closed tabs on the computer browser. We can use the keyboard shortcut or the context menu in the tab bar to reopen closed tabs.

Alternatively, we can visit the browsing history and open the previously closed tabs. It is a great accessibility feature.

In this guide, I have shared written instruction about:

Reopen Recently Closed Tab

If you’ve mistakenly closed the active browsing tab, relaunch the same tab using the reopen recently closed tabs feature in the Chrome browser. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch the Chrome app on the computer.
  2. Click on More vertical 3-dots icon for the options and menu.
  3. Hover on the History menu from the options.
  4. Select the Website under the Recently Closed option from the list.
    Recently Closed Tabs under History in Chrome Computer

This will reopen the recently closed tabs in the Chrome browser on the computer.

There is an alternative way to reopen recently closed tabs in Chrome which is relatively more accessible. It was thought that the reopened closed tab option was missing after a Chrome update, but it was just reshuffled to empty tab page options.

However, you won’t see the list of the tab mentioned above. Instead, it would be best to repeat launching recently closed tabs one after the other to find the desired option.

  1. Launch Google Chrome on the computer.
  2. Right-click in the blank Tabs bar.
  3. Select the option Reopen Closed Tab.
  4. Repeat the Reopen Closed Tab action until you find the desired tab.
    Reopen Closed Tab from Tabs bar in Chrome Computer

This is easier when you reopen the last closed tab; however, the earlier method should be preferred if you want to select from the list.

Bottom Line

The reopened recently closed tabs are a fantastic feature that helps in saving a lot of effort and pain. It helps in recalling the closed tab mistakenly.

You can also consider using the keyboard shortcut to reopen a closed tab Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + T on your computer.

Similarly, you can reopen closed tabs in Chrome on Android. However, the option is not readily available, but you can alternatively use the history tab to reopen it.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified Analytics & IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with an 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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