• Nexus 9 32GB Wi-Fi
  • Android 5.0.0 Lollipop LRX21R
  • Chrome 39.0.2171.93

While researching this myself, most questions I found are about how to disable 'Merge tabs and apps,' but I haven't found one that fits my problem, I'm trying to enable it.

For example, OMGChrome explains how to disable this as follows:

  • Open Google Chrome for Android
  • Open the menu
  • Select "Settings"
  • Tap "Merge tabs and apps"
  • Set the slider to off

Reversing these steps, for me, is unsuccessful. The "Merge tabs and apps" option does not exist for me, as far as I can tell.

Chrome Settings

This is a feature that I'd like to have, but don't know how to get.

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    You really did merge this quickly. Thanks again
    – saloalv
    Commented Dec 6, 2014 at 20:06

1 Answer 1


The "Merge tabs and apps" option should be inside the "Basics" header. However, as of current writing, it seems Google didn't add this feature for Android tablet. The same case was reported on Android Central's forum, and the reply was

It looks like that feature is only on Chrome on phones. It may be due to the fact that Chrome on tablets already has visible tabs, while Chrome on phones doesn't.

Setting on phone

Chrome 39.0 setting on Android phone

Setting on tablet

Chrome 39.0 setting on Android tablet

  • Thanks for your reply! That sounds like it would work, but when I navigate to the 'Basics' tab, I still don't see that option. Here's a screenshot: imgur.com/ejMhUSq
    – j.m.g.r
    Commented Dec 7, 2014 at 14:01
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    I didn't expect that... and I just found this forum thread regarding Chrome on Android tablet. I'm afraid it's impossible to have this feature on tablet...
    – Andrew T.
    Commented Dec 7, 2014 at 14:27

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