This guide will explain how to remove the ‘Suggested Content/Articles’ section from the “new tab” page in Chrome for Android or the iPhone/iPad.
When you open a new tab in Chrome for Android or Chrome for iOS, by default the Google ‘home page’ will include a section of suggested articles from around the web. Many people find this section a distraction – so we’re going to show you how to get rid of it :)
- Open up Chrome on your Android phone/tablet or iPhone/iPad and in the address bar enter the URL:
- At the top of the page of flags, locate the search box. Search for the phrase ntp
- That will narrow down the list of flags and make it much easier to find the one named Show server-side suggestions on the New Tab page. Once you’ve found it, tap the button titled Default
- From the list of options, select Disabled
- As soon as you make the change, a RELAUNCH NOW button will appear. Tap it.
- When Chrome restarts, open a new tab. Ta-da! The “Suggested Articles” section will now be gone!
- If you’d like to remove any of the other sections on the New Tab page (Recently Visited Bookmarks etc) simply re-open the chrome://flags page, search for ntp again and review each flag. Switch the flags of the items you don’t want included on your New Tab page to Disabled.
- Eventually you’ll wind up with a very neat and tidy New Tab page.
- If you ever decide you want one of those sections back, revisit the chrome://flags page and change the status of that flag back to Default (or Enabled)