These days, applications have become more customizable. After all, customization is all about offering choices to the end user, so that the user can configure the device to meet his or her needs. When it comes to the Chrome browser on the Android platform, and if you are on Lollipop, then you must be already know how Chrome handles new tabs. Previously, new tabs were handled by the Chrome app, but now with the new version of Android, whenever you open a new tab, a new entry is created in recent apps list. Moreover, this new method is how Chrome on Android is going to handle new tabs from now on.

Having each tab in its own slot on the menu panel can sometimes create confusion, and it’s not for everyone. If you are one of those who doesn’t like this new behavior and want to go back to seeing all the Chrome tabs in one app, then there’s something that you can do. Read on to see how you can enable and disable the feature tab feature on Chrome.

Merge and unmerge tabs Chrome on Android

Step 1: First, ensure that you are running the latest version of Chrome on your Android smartphone or tablet.

Step 2: Tap on the Menu button at the top right side (the one with three dots) and then tap on Settings.

Step 3: On the Settings page, tap on “Merge tabs and apps”

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Step 4: Now, toggle the switch to OFF if you want to manage tabs through the Chrome app.

If in future you change your mind, and decide you want to see the tabs in Chrome separately, then you can easily switch back.

Go ahead and configure this setting to your convenience. How do you usually manage tabs? Is it through recent app list or via the Chrome app? Let us know in comments section below.