How to Open Recently Closed Tabs History in Chrome (And Delete)?

Do you ever accidentally close a Chrome tab and wish you could get it back? Or maybe you want to revisit a website that you closed earlier but can’t remember the address? Don’t worry Chrome gives you an option to Open Recently Closed Tabs.

In this blog post, we will show you how to relaunch your recently closed tabs history in Chrome. This is a great way to quickly access websites that you have previously visited. We’ll also discuss how to delete the recent tab’s history to protect your privacy.

Let’s get started!

How to Open Recently Closed Tabs in Chrome?

It could be disastrous if you have accidentally closed a Chrome Window that has a lot of tabs opened, or your Chrome browser crashed suddenly.

When Chrome is closed accidentally or normally, the browser maintains a record of all the tabs you had open. If Chrome did not shut down correctly, you will see an option to restore tabs when you next launch it. Even if you don’t get that option there is another way to access the closed tabs,

Here is how to open recently closed tabs in Chrome:

  1. Launch Chrome browser
  2. Click on the three-dot at the top-right corner, and hover your mouse pointer over History.reopen chrome tab from history
  3. Click on the tabs from the list to reopen them.
  4. You can also restore all the tabs at once. Hover your mouse pointer tabs option and reopen the window with all closed tabs.restore tabs

How to delete Recent Tabs History in Chrome?

Sometimes you might not want Chrome to show Recent Tabs, but also don’t want to clear Chrome web history. It might be because you might not want people using the browser after you can have a quick glance over the pages you have opened. Or use Ctrl+Shift+T to open recently closed tabs.

There’s no straightforward method to clear Recent Tab history in Chrome, as far as I can tell. That said, it isn’t entirely impossible. There is an indirect way to do that.

  1. Open Chrome and go to the top right of your screen and click on the three-dot icon. Check-in History for any Recently Closed tabs that need to be deleted.recently closed history

  2. If there are any tabs listed under the “Recently Closed Tabs” section, click the Exit button on the Chrome menu. This will close all instances of Chrome, as well as any open windows and profiles. If you’re on macOS, you will have to select ‘Quit’exit chrome

  3. Open Chrome again, again click the three dots at the top-right corner, and from the menu select Exit one more time.

  4. When you reopen Chrome a third time, the previous tab history will be cleared. The History drop-down menu won’t show any recent tabs.

What are the benefits of Clearing the Recent Tabs History?

The main benefit of clearing your recent tab history is privacy. If you share a computer with other people, they will be able to see which websites you have recently visited if the recent tabs are not cleared. Although they can access the Chrome history to see what pages you have visited, the Recently Closed section makes it pretty easier.

Other than that, If you are having issues with Chrome, clearing the recent tab’s history can also help to resolve those issues.


We hope this blog post was helpful in showing you how to open your recently closed tabs history in Chrome. We also discussed how to delete the recent tab’s history. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below! Thanks for reading!

How do I open a recently closed tab?

If you accidentally close a tab, you can reopen it by right-clicking on an empty space in the tab bar and selecting “Reopen closed tab”. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+T (Windows) or Cmd+Shift+T (Mac).

Can I clear my recent history?

Yes, you can clear your recent history by exiting Chrome two times and then opening it again. This will clear the recent tab’s history. You can also do this by opening the Chrome menu and selecting “Exit” from the menu.

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