Re-enable merged apps and tabs in Chrome with this Xposed module



Just as a friendly reminder, be sure to use caution when rooting or tinkering with your device, as there’s a chance for inadvertent errors to appear on your device.

If you’re like me, you like to tinker with your device a lot. Since getting my Nexus 6P back in January, I have rooted and unrooted that device more times than I can count. That being said, there are those out there that will argue whether rooting serves much of a purpose anymore.

Today’s release of an Xposed module is an example as to why rooting is still a viable option to truly customize every aspect of your device. A developer announced on Twitter that they had created a specific module that re-enables that pesky Chrome feature that has been making headlines lately.

A few weeks ago Google removed the ability to merge apps and tabs from the Chrome Dev build, then just this week removed the function from the Chrome Beta app. Those moves indicate Google is ready to move on from having that feature built-in, but that doesn’t mean that it’s the best for everyone.

This module by developer ssrij re-enables the ability to merge apps and tabs within both the Chrome Dev and Chrome Beta apps. The reason why this is possible is because the developer found “dormant code” hidden within the apps, meaning that Google had yet to remove the programming code altogether.

If you’re rooted and want to bring back the removed functionality, head over to the Xposed page, download the module, and enable it on your device. Once enabled, you’ll be able to go back and have Chrome work the way you want it to, without worrying about much of anything.

It’s little things like this that make the Android world go ’round, and even if you aren’t a fan of the feature, or rooting in general, you would be hard-pressed to argue against it.

[via Reddit, Xposed]


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