How to Manage Web Pages in Multiple Tabs on Your Android Tablet

By Dan Gookin

The Chrome app, as well as other Android tablet web browsers, uses a tabbed interface to help you access more than one web page at a time. Look below to see a couple of tabs marching across the Chrome app’s screen, just above the Address box.

Browse the web with multiple tabs.
Browse the web with multiple tabs.

You can do various interesting things with tabs:

  • To open a blank tab, tap the blank tab stub to the right of the last open tab. You can also tap the Action Overflow icon and choose New Tab.

  • To open a link in another tab, long-press the link and choose Open in New Tab.

  • To open a bookmark in a new tab, long-press the bookmark and choose Open in New Tab.

To switch between tabs, tap one. The tab shows the web page title.

To close a tab, tap its Close (X) icon. This action applies to both regular tabs and incognito tabs.

  • Some web browser apps refer to the tabs as windows.

  • The tabs keep marching across the screen, left to right. Swipe excess tabs left or right to view the ones that don’t appear on the screen.

  • If you close all the tabs, you see a blank screen in the Chrome app. Tap the Add (plus) icon to summon a new tab.