This experimental feature of Chrome for Android will save you a lot of time
What do you want to know
- A new experimental Chromium feature for “Android Bulk Restore” has been spotted.
- This would let you reopen Chrome tabs from Recently Closed at the same time.
- You currently have to restore each tab individually.
Google on Wednesday submitted a new experimental Chromium flag called Android Bulk Restore. With it, you would have the option to reopen a group of tabs or a series of individual tabs that you previously closed.
Chrome Story first spotted this feature on a Chromium Gerrit page. In the description file, you will find “Allows restoration of bulk tab closures (e.g. close all tabs, close a group, etc.) from recent tabs > Recently closed”.
Currently, you can use Chrome tab groups to save and organize a large number of links. But if you accidentally close one on mobile, you don’t have a bulk reopen option like you do with the Chrome browser. You have to reopen the links one by one, which can be extremely frustrating depending on the number.
With this new experimental Chrome flag, you should be able to reopen a group of tabs instantly, or multiple tabs if you closed them simultaneously. Once Google is done testing the feature and brings it to Chrome for Android, it should save tab hoards a lot of time.
If you want to access this tool sooner rather than later, you’ll want to download Chrome Canary, where Google developers push and test the latest tools before pushing them to the stable browser.
Another ‘actions’ page shows that this option will also appear when a user opens ‘Recent Tab History on iOS’, which means this is a mobile feature and not specific to top Android phones. .
Google is testing another Chrome flag that lets you save a group of tabs, but only to the desktop for now. It would also make it easier to save and reopen your favorite links, in case you can’t find the tab group in your recently closed data.