Is there a way to save sessions in Chrome? I'm a longtime Firefox user, and am used to being able to save a session containing multiple tabs so I can go back to it at any time. I'm trying to switch over to Chrome, but without this ability it's not going to happen.

I know that I can set the prefs to open the last-opened tabs at startup, but that's not really the same as true session management.

I'm perfectly happy to install an extension to do this if one exists.


Session Buddy did the trick for me.

Manage Your Browser Sessions

  • View and save the state of all open browser tabs in the current or past browser sessions.
  • Quickly restore your tabs and resume your web surfing after a browser or system crash.
  • Edit the sessions you've saved and restore them into the desired set of windows at any time.
  • Create a session from a list of URLs and export sessions to text or CSV format.
  • Consolidate sessions and eliminate duplicate tabs with ease.
  • Yes, while there are other session extensions, I swear by Session Buddy. – Synetech Jun 30 '11 at 1:20
  • The Session Buddy link now seems to be broken, and searching the chrome web store for "session buddy" proved fruitless. – Keen Aug 28 '14 at 12:09
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    The link works for me. Also try sessionbuddy.com – EmmyS Sep 2 '14 at 14:53
  • Thanks for drawing my attention back to that. My guess is that the link was just temporarily down. – Keen Sep 15 '14 at 14:19
  • Hey is there a way to restore your sessions in sessionbuddy if you cleared your cache/ internet files? Does it or google back up somewhere? – Hao S Jan 7 at 20:03

A few options:

  1. Built-in functionality. Go to Options (Basics tab) and choose "reopen the pages that were open last".

  2. There are tons of extensions that allow you to do that

  3. I love the Panic Button addon. It's a bit different, but allows me to save my session when I want to:

    PanicButton makes it easier for you to hide all of your tabs at once just by clicking on a button. They are then saved as bookmarks in a separate folder. Afterwards, the PanicButton turns green and shows you how many tabs are currently hidden.

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    Note: I just did a quick search and it appears that Session Buddy looks promising. chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/… – Anonymous Jan 6 '11 at 15:36
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    Thanks, Session Buddy looks like what I need; the built-in Chrome function only allows you to open the last-open tabs, not save tabs and reopen them at any time. – EmmyS Jan 6 '11 at 16:12

TabCloud saves your tabs "onto the cloud" so you won't lose them even if your laptop is broken.


If you want to save, open, and view sessions using only your keyboard:

Ferro, the keyboard interface to Chrome

  • Hmmmm it looks like it's very interesting – smonff Jul 28 '14 at 20:19

I use this Chrome app and it is very useful: Simple bookmark.

You can save the current session or the URLs – whatever you like – and open the session you want with a single click.


You have an even better solution. Not exactly what you wished for but i thought you should know, There's a simple Lightweight extension called "Save & Email MyTabs" Which lets you just enter an email and you get an URL that opens back all your tabs. Great because u can save alot of tab "sessions" or email a friend with usefull information, links he asked, etc.


I personally recommend Session Manager when people ask me this question.

You can save multiple sessions with labels, modify existing sessions, and create temporary sessions.

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