Open a page on a new tab

  1. Tap and hold the page link.
  2. In the context menu, tap:
    • Open in new tab to go to the link on a new tab.
    • Open in background to open the link on a new tab but stay on the current tab.

To switch to a tab that was opened in the background, tap and choose a tab.

Create a new tab

Note. If you don't use your smartphone for a few hours and then turn it back on, Yandex Browser displays the tabs that were open earlier. If you always want to open a new tab after you re-open Yandex Browser, tap Settings → More settings and turn on Start browser from a new tab screen.
  1. Tap in the toolbar under the SmartBox.
  2. Enter a search query or web address, or choose a site in the Tableau.
Note. If the current tab is in Incognito mode, then the new tab will also open in Incognito mode.
Note. If you want to see the virtual keyboard when you open a new tab, go to More settings and turn on Keyboard for new tab.

Switch tabs

  • To go to the previous tab, swipe the current tab to the right.
  • To go to the next tab, swipe the current tab to the left.
Note. This touch gesture works if the option Switch between tabs by swiping from the edge of the screen is turned on under More settings.

Close a tab

  1. Tap to switch to tab navigation mode.
  2. Swipe the page left or right, or tap in the upper-right corner of the tab.

Close multiple tabs

By default, exiting the browser does not close all tabs. To enable this feature:

  1. Tap in the browser (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. In the More settings section, enable Close tabs when exiting browser.

If you want to close multiple tabs manually:

  1. Tap to switch to tab navigation mode.
  2. Tap and hold the tab.
  3. In the popup menu, select: Close tabs above, Close tabs below, Close other tabs, or Close all tabs.

Tabs that are open on different devices

Tabs open on synced devices (computers, tablets, smartphones) are displayed after browser syncing.

View tabs left open on other devices
  1. Tap to switch to tab navigation mode.
  2. Tap  → Other devices.
  3. Open a device folder: Computer, Tablet or Phone.
  4. Tap the line with the tab you want.

If you can't find the information you need in Help or you are having issues with Yandex Browser, please describe your actions step by step. Take a screenshot if possible. This will help our support specialists quickly find a solution for the issue you're experiencing.

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