Closes one or more tabs.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.

Syntax

var removing = browser.tabs.remove(
  tabIds          // integer or integer array
)

Parameters

tabIds
integer or array of integer. The ids of the tab or tabs to close.

Return value

A Promise that will be fulfilled with no arguments when all the specified tabs have been removed or their beforeunload prompts have been handled. If any error occurs, the promise will be rejected with an error message.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxOperaFirefox for Android
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 14Firefox Full support 45Opera Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 54

Legend

Full support  
Full support

Examples

Close a single tab:

function onRemoved() {
  console.log(`Removed`);
}

function onError(error) {
  console.log(`Error: ${error}`);
}

var removing = browser.tabs.remove(2);
removing.then(onRemoved, onError);

Close multiple tabs:

function onRemoved() {
  console.log(`Removed`);
}

function onError(error) {
  console.log(`Error: ${error}`);
}

var removing = browser.tabs.remove([15, 14, 1]);
removing.then(onRemoved, onError);

Example extensions

Acknowledgements

This API is based on Chromium's chrome.tabs API. This documentation is derived from tabs.json in the Chromium code.

Microsoft Edge compatibility data is supplied by Microsoft Corporation and is included here under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.

Document Tags and Contributors

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