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Here's what happens when you open 100 tabs in Chrome for Android

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Google's engineers like their so-called Easter eggs, small hidden features inside the software that you can only reveal with a certain combination of taps and swipes. Take the Flappy Bird clone that's hidden away on the About phone page in Android Lollipop, for example.

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Here's what happens when you open 100 tabs in Chrome. / © NextPit

A new Easter egg has been spotted inside the latest version of Chrome, though you're not likely to come across it unless you do an awful lot of web browsing on your phone or tablet. If you have the patience to open up a hundred tabs inside the app, you'll be rewarded with a special graphic.

Finding the Easter egg

This only works on the smartphone version of Chrome, and you need to make sure you've got the latest version installed. If you're on Lollipop, open the app settings from the menu and make sure the Merge tabs and apps option is disabled to manage tabs within the browser.

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A smiley face greets your tab opening exploits. / © NextPit

You're then ready to start opening some new tabs: tap the tab counter icon (top left) and then tap the plus icon that appears to create new tabs. You need to go all the way up to 100, and once you go over the 99 limit you'll see the counter icon turns into a smiley face emoticon (perhaps smiling at your fondness for multi-tab browsing).

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David is a freelance technology journalist who has been writing about Android apps and gadgets since the earliest days of the platform. He spends most of his time experimenting with phones, tablets and most other types of tech, particularly if it's Google-related.

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  • Ukratko Kratke, Brze, Sažete vesti 1
    Ukratko Kratke, Brze, Sažete vesti Mar 18, 2017 Link to comment

    Here is the video:
    youtube.com/watch?v=AXGQpRMl4dg


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    DinkyBell Jan 20, 2016 Link to comment

    Believe me or not, but I noticed this because I actually had more than 100 tabs open, because when I look for information, I open a new one without closing the old tabs. On the computer I force kill the browser from task manager or killall after some time (from 40 to 140 tabs) because it starts getting very slow, but Android unloads old tabs so it doesn't get slower.


  • deveerei respondo 1
    deveerei respondo Aug 6, 2015 Link to comment

    Highest I got was 32 tabs


  • 1
    Stephon Edmond Jul 28, 2015 Link to comment

    Also if you type a message in Google voice that's over 3 pages the page counter will turn from q number and just say really


  • Hightop Hustler 4
    Hightop Hustler Jul 25, 2015 Link to comment

    idk why you would open 100 tabs but im gonna try it


  • 3
    Spoonie Jul 24, 2015 Link to comment

    Its not new, its been there all of 2015 at least.


  • 19
    Moni Mihailov Jul 24, 2015 Link to comment

    I like topics like this cause i see how crazy people really are lol

    GT Ohh


  • 1
    Ryan Boyle Jul 24, 2015 Link to comment

    Chrome has been doing this for quite some time. I've had over a hundred tabs open for months at a time simply because I don't bother to close anything I might want to reference or read later.


  • Olivia R. 4
    Olivia R. Jul 23, 2015 Link to comment

    Haha previous comments- make me laugh pretty hard. I think 100 tabs would be too much for me to handle lol.

    Moni MihailovGT Ohh


  • GT Ohh 14
    GT Ohh Jul 23, 2015 Link to comment

    David how did you figure that out? I'm a multi tab fiend but 100? Holy Crap Batman.... That's insane.

    Moni Mihailov


  • 12
    Russell Wilson Jul 23, 2015 Link to comment

    Well, that managed to entertain me for about five minutes. What should I do now? lol

    Hightop HustlerMoni MihailovbiffsbizGT Ohh


    • Hightop Hustler 4
      Hightop Hustler Jul 25, 2015 Link to comment

      hahaha


  • 3
    Ankush Das Jul 23, 2015 Link to comment

    Lol xd ! Multi-tasking at its peak!

    Moni MihailovGT Ohh


  • Mehul Pandita 10
    Mehul Pandita Jul 23, 2015 Link to comment

    I'll start doing it now

    Hightop Hustler


  • Robson Oliveira 8
    Robson Oliveira Jul 23, 2015 Link to comment

    hahaha

    Hightop HustlerMoni MihailovJan Karnath

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