Say I have two windows of Google Chrome, each with multiple tabs. Is there a way to merge the two windows (other than manually dragging the tabs one at a time from one window to the other)?

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    You may want to revisit the accepted answer - this is now built-in in Chrome (per @Seph's answer) – WoJ May 10 '20 at 18:14

The Windows To Tabs extension for Chrome will do the trick.

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You simply hit a button in Chrome and all tabs from any open windows are merged into one window.

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In fact, there are loads of extensions out there, like JoinTabs which gives you more control over what windows are merged into what other windows.

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    See my answer which notes that extensions are no longer needed to do this same function (since Chrome version 24) – Seph Feb 20 '15 at 13:02
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    The problem with using extensions for tiny items like this, is that each extension uses another 10-20MB of RAM. Chrome is so memory hogging when it comes to extensions. :( – NickG Apr 17 '15 at 8:39

This functionality now exists in Chrome and has since version 24 or earlier. - So no need for extensions (any more)

Left-click the first tab in the window you want to merge, then hold the shift key and left-click the right most tab. All of the selected tabs for the current window can now be dragged and dropped as as group on another Chrome window.

  • This does not work as of Chrome 52 – WoJ Jul 26 '16 at 12:10
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    @WoJ I'm using Chrome 52.0.2743.82 m and it does still work exactly as I described above. – Seph Jul 26 '16 at 12:56
  • Ah, this is interesting then - in my case that pressing shift does not change anything - it just selects the tab as without the shift (there is no selection) – WoJ Jul 26 '16 at 13:31
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    Just to corroborate this does work. Click + Shift Click for a contiguous set or Click + Ctrl Click for arbitrary selection. Thanks Seph. – Linef4ult Aug 7 '16 at 21:04
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    This is a great trick, and should be marked as the correct answer. – jm3 Dec 14 '17 at 19:27

I got confused by the steps provided, re-posting :

  1. Left click first tab
  2. Hold shift key or ctrl key
  3. Left click and hold on another tab, move tab(s) to another window

Version 61.0.3163.100 (Official Build) (64-bit)


One of my favorite extensions (certainly the one I use the most) is Session Buddy. It's so incredibly useful and merging windows is just one of it's many many features.

  • Hi Jay. Nice extension although Kez answer was a better fit. Thanks! Tal – Tal Galili Jul 10 '10 at 7:01

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