Chrome for Android testing feature to let users restore all closed tabs at once

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Google Chrome, a cross-platform web browser developed by Google, for Android has been spotted testing a feature to let users restore all closed tabs at once, similar to what’s already available on Chrome for desktop.

Sometimes, during smooth browsing issues occur which may happen due to a bug, or by accident. In such cases, the user often keeps looking for ways to restore all tabs, especially if multiple tabs are being in use before the abrupt closing of Chrome. Often when restoring all the closed tabs, it is easy to restore a window by going through browser history. However, there was no solution to restore multiple closed tabs on Chrome for Android.

Chrome Story has recently pointed to the new experimental flag in the Chromium source code, Android Bulk Restore or Android Tab Restore, which indicates that Google has already started to test this feature on Android.

The feature is likely to soon be available on the Canary version of Google Chrome for Android. However, there is no timeline set for a public rollout of this feature. The entry on Chromium Gerrit hints that it is pretty new at this time. Those who wish to test the feature can download the latest Canary version from the Google Play Store. However, since it is highly unstable, the users are advised to wait for the stable version on Android for the best experience.

The ability to restore all recently closed tabs is currently available on Chrome’s desktop version, which also comes with a pop-up window that lets users choose if they wish to restore the currently closed tabs.

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