Chrome Tabs- Single App in Android Lollipop
As you know chrome for android offers many great features, including the ability to sync all of your data across multiple devices so you are always with whatever tabs you left open elsewhere. But how we use those tabs is often a topic of discussion, usually between those who keep dozens of tabs open at all times and those who swipe a tab away when they’re done with it and bookmark the rest.
With the Lollipop release of Android, Google introduced a new way to handle Chrome tabs. Instead of keeping the tabs contained in one app, Android now offers individual Chrome tabs as their own cards in the multitasking panel. Let us see how we can turn on and off this feature.
The menu button in the top right of Chrome includes a Settings button when you scroll down, and one of the first things you see in this panel is Merge tabs and apps.
Tap this once, and you’ll see a single option to either disable or enable this feature. Disabling this feature will pull all of your Chrome tabs into a single app, where you can control them all from one place. If you want to enable this feature again in the future, you’ll go back to tabs being individual cards in the multitask panel.
Because Chrome behaves differently on Android Lollipop tablets, with the tabs up at the top of the screen desktop-style, you won’t find the same option in the app settings — there’s no way to merge tabs and apps if you’re on a tablet. At least if you’re on a phone, and you don’t like the new approach, it’s easy to disable.