How to Reopen Recently Closed Tabs in Chrome: Two Proven Solutions

How to Reopen Recently Closed Tabs in Chrome
By Abhirup Ghosh Updated

Sometimes the slightest mistakes turn into a big hassle. That’s exactly what happens when you accidentally close a tab on your Google Chrome Browser. While switching from one tab to another, this accident must have happened to all the frequent internet surfers. And that’s why Chrome users are always eager to know how to reopen recently closed tabs in Chrome.

Closing a tab by unconsciously clicking on the cross button (X) isn’t new. Unavailability of ‘Tab Overflow Feature’ in Chrome comes out as the reason for this kind of inefficiencies. Since the Tab Overflow is there in Firefox and Internet Explorer, we’re going to show you how you can easily reopen a closed tab in Chrome.

How to Reopen Recently Closed Tabs in Chrome

Usually, multitaskers become the victim of this issue. Generally, it becomes a hassle for the multitaskers to find out which tab they have closed accidentally from the 20-25 opened tabs. Thus, this tutorial will help you to reopen closed tabs in Chrome browser. There are two techniques to get the job done. Here’s how:

Method 1: Right-Click on Tab Bar or Ctrl+Shift+T

If you’re a sufferer, and willing to discover how to reopen recently closed tabs in Chrome, this is the easiest way for you. We’re going to describe the technique in two different ways. It’s up to you which one you’d prefer.

  • After closing a tab accidentally, you need to press ‘Ctrl+Shift+T’ on your Keyboard to open the closed tab.
  • There’s also a way to do the needful – take your mouse pointer to the top tab bar and right-click on it. You’ll find an option: Reopen Closed Tab. Click on it to open the tab you’ve recently closed.
Right Click on Tab Bar and Select Reopen Closed Tab - How to reopen recently closed tabs in Chrome

The above technique will also work for reopening multiple tabs. After opening one closed tab, apply the above instructions again to open the second-last closed tab.

Note: Ctrl+Shift+T works also on Firefox

Method 2: Browser History

Yes, that’s an obvious one if you’re rummaging around how to reopen recently closed tabs in Chrome. Like the previous method, we are describing two different ways to reopen recently closed tabs through Browser History.

  • Head to the 3 vertical dots placed on the top-right of your Chrome Browser. Click on it and you will find a History option. Hover your mouse pointer on the History option. An additional drop-down menu will open showing the Recently Closed Tabs. Select the tab you want to reopen. If not found yet, click on the History option located at the top of that additional list to get the whole list of your Browsing History. Reopen the closed tab from the given options.
Click on History option and Reopen Closed Tab from the Recently Closed list
  • You can find another way out, and an easier one indeed! Press Ctrl+H from your Keyboard to visit the Browsing History. Now, you’ll find each site, previously opened by you in a synchronized way. Recognize the one you’ve closed unknowingly, and click on the link from Browsing History to reopen it.

This is how our second technique – the Browser History will help you to reopen a closed tab.

Above are the two techniques to assist you if you’re looking for how to reopen recently closed tabs in Chrome. Avail these techniques. If you face any issue during the process, write us in the comment section. We’ll be more than happy to help you.