Manage tabs in Firefox for Android

Firefox for Android lets you easily create and manage multiple tabs. This article will show you how it's done.

You can now group tabs into Collections. See Collections in Firefox to learn more.

Where are my tabs?

All of your open tabs are stored in the tabs tray, this is also where you open a new tab. Tap the number next to the address bar, this number shows how many open tabs you have:

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Then you can view all your open tabs:

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Private Tabs

You can also view sites in Private browsing mode if you don't want Firefox to remember your browsing or search history. There is a seperate tabs tray for your private tabs.

To see your open private tabs:

  1. Tap the number next to the address bar, this number shows how many open tabs you have:
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  2. Tap on the mask icon to view your open private tabs.
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How do I open a tab?

Open a new blank tab

Visit the tabs tray by tapping the number next to the address bar, this number shows how many open tabs you have:

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  • To open a new tab, tap on the FenixNewTab button at the bottom right of the tabs tray.
  • To open a new tab in Private browsing mode, tap the mask icon to view private tabs and then tap the + PRIVATE button.
  1. To open a link in a new tab, do a long-tap on the link to open the contextual menu.
  2. On the contextual menu, tap Open Link in New Tab, or select Open Link in Private Tab to open the link in your private tabs.
  3. To quickly switch to your new tab, tap on the SWITCH option that appears immediately after you open a new tab.

Reopen previously closed tabs

Note: Private browsing tabs will not appear in your History, so they cannot be reopened.
  1. Open your Tabs tray by tapping the number next to the address bar, this number shows how many open tabs you have.
    FenixViewTabs
  2. Tap the three-dot menu button in the tabs tray.
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  3. Tap Recently closed tabs.
  4. Tap the tab you want to open.
Tip: You can also view your recently closed tabs in the History panel.
  1. Tap on the three-dot menu button next to the address bar.
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  2. Select History.
  3. A list of recently visited sites will appear. Tap the the three-dot button of the page you wish to reopen.
  4. Tap Open Link in New Tab, or select Open Link in Private Tab to open the link in your private tabs.

How do I share tabs?

Share current open tab

  1. Tap on the three-dot menu button next to the address bar.
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  2. Tap on the share icon: FxPreview-share-icon
  • Send to another device with Sync: Under SEND TO DEVICE your synced devices will appear, select one to share your tab.
  • Send via an action: Select an action such as Gmail, messages and more, to send the tab with that action.

Share multiple tabs

  1. Visit the tabs tray by tapping the number next to the address bar, this number shows how many open tabs you have:
    FenixViewTabs
  2. Tap the three-dot menu button in the tabs tray.
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  3. Select Share all tabs.
  4. The list of tabs to be shared will appear.
  • Send to another device with Sync: Under SEND TO DEVICE your synced devices will appear, select one to share your tabs.
  • Send via an action: Select an action such as Gmail, messages and more, to send the tabs with that action.

How do I close tabs?

Close all open tabs

  1. Visit the tabs tray by tapping the number next to the address bar, this number shows how many open tabs you have:
    FenixViewTabs
  2. Tap the three-dot menu button in the tabs tray.
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  3. Select Close all tabs
  4. A Tabs closed notification will briefly appear, tap UNDO to reopen these tabs.

Auto-close open tabs

See this article to learn how to set your tabs to be regularly auto-closed.

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