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How to Restore the Closed Tabs in Google Chrome?

You were doing research on an important task, and by mistake, your tab suddenly closed, and you lost your searches. It’s not a big deal. Sometimes we unintentionally closed those tabs. In this article, I will tell you how you can reopen the closed tabs on Google Chrome. Don’t go anywhere; sit, relax, and read on!

What is Google Chrome?

Most people probably knew Chrome as a web browser that allows you to search and attain information as quickly as a snap of a finger. It even has a voice option that will surely make your searching experience easier. All you have to do is click the mic option, speak of the topic you are seeking, and everything related to it will appear on your screen.

On top of that, you can even search various topics in one window simultaneously. You just have to create a series of tabs in order to do that.

But what will you do if you accidentally close the said tabs that contain the results of your searches? We will discuss more of this matter in the next part of this article.

Closure of Specific Tab by Mistake

Let’s say, you had to complete your assignment, so you opened the chrome, started searching the topic, and whoops! You suddenly closed that informative tab by mistake. No worries as I have the solution to this possible misfortune.

Ways to restore the closed tabs in Chrome (How to reopen tabs in chrome?):

There are a lot of ways to restore the closed tabs in chrome. However, I am going to tell you the 2 easiest ways to reopen them.

1. From Keyboard

The keyboard does the quick and easy way to restore the accidentally closed tabs. You just have to press three buttons, and you’d be able to reopen it right away.


As simple as that, you’ve restored the closed tab.

2. From History

Another way to reopen the tabs is through the following steps:

  • Just click on the three dots on the right top corner of the browser
  • Scroll down and you will find the option “history”, click it, and from there, you can restore the tabs.

Extensions For the Reopening of Close Tabs

If you want to save your time, I would suggest installing the extension in your chrome. It will automatically save Google Chrome windows, so you can reopen the tabs anytime.

Here I have selected a few extensions that work best:

  • Workona Tab Manager
  • Tab Restore
  • Undo Closed Tabs Button
  • Recently Closed Tabs

Workona Tab Manager

In my opinion, this extension has its own class of features. It will help you restore the tabs that are mistakenly closed by saving the said tab and its history. This will also save you a lot of time. You can reopen the tabs since it will show you the closed tabs in the suggestion, such as:

  • Having a backup system to secure your work. Through this extension, you don’t have to worry about the loss of your work.
  • Having access to different play store apps like zoom, Google Docs, etc.
  • Having suspended tabs is one of its impressive features since it decreases memory usage and keeps your device running faster so that you can complete your work faster.
  • Having a Sync tab is one of the best features of this extension wherein you can stick to your work no matter which device you’re using.

To download the extension, check out this link:

Tab Restore

It is considered one of the best extensions for restoring the closed tabs. As its name implies, it can restore the closed tab retaining all its history. You can easily use keys 1 to 9 to reopen it.

Some of its features are given below:

  • You don’t need to worry about bug problems because they are fixed.
  • It provides the selection of text.
  • It has a fixed icon setup.
  • The window can be expanded and minimized.

You can download it from here for free:

Undo Closed Tabs Button

It can reopen the closed tab while maintaining all the history in it. You can close the browser without the worries of losing your work, and you can select the text as well.

  • Fixation of text selection is one of its best features.
  • Availability of the parameter to maximize or minimize the window.
  • The bug is fixed in this extension.

To download the extension, check out this link:

Recently Closed Tabs

As it shows from their motto: “Manage your recently closed tabs.”

Considering the small amount of MB’s extension needed, its function is commendable. This extension restores the closed tabs before you intentionally closed them. Moreover, this extension will also provide you with a popup if you want to reopen them or not.

Some of its features that I would like to share with you are the following:

  • They will provide you with the recent closed tabs popup so you can easily reopen them while retaining their history.
  • They have introduced the parameter to control the length of the popup list named as MaxTabs.

You can download it from here for free;


Chrome makes things easier. You don’t have to go to the library to search for things or read more books to gain knowledge because all of the information you need is readily available on the said browser. Other than that, the shortcuts or extensions will let you recover lost tabs easily. So, don’t worry and keep searching.

About the author


Abbas Jamil

Abbas Jamil is an aspiring writer from Pakistan. He is a Software Engineer and recently finished his Master in Artificial intelligence. He loves writing about technology and all the latest gadgets. Explore more about abbas Here.