You can toggle “Merge tabs and apps” on and off in Chrome

An interesting feature introduced in Android Lollipop that was built into Chrome is merging the browser tabs into your phone’s multitasking menu. This eliminated the ability to see all your tabs within Chrome for a more minimal interface. The idea is nice in theory, but many users have preferred the old way of accessing the tabs within the Chrome app itself, as the new way creates a rather unorganized system of your tabs being spread all throughout your recent apps and the user not knowing how many tabs they have open.

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1. Tap the Chrome menu (three dots on the top right)

This will bring up a number of actions, one of which is the Settings button near the bottom.

2. Go to Settings

Once in the Settings menu, select Merge tabs and apps

Chrome settings

Here, you can toggle this feature on and off. Toggling this will restart Chrome to your desired choice and put all your tabs into Chrome’s tabs menu or in your phone’s multitasking.

  • George Garrett

    Any idea why its missing in chrome on my 6.0.1 N7?

    • Jack McNenny

      I believe it’s because this option isn’t available for tablets, possibly because you can already see all of your tabs on the UI? Hopefully this helps.

  • Petr Nalevka

    “Merge Apps & Tabs” feature is back with my new app called “Apps & Tabs Browser” now available on Play Store..
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.urbandroid.tapps