How to Hide Home Button on Google Chrome Android

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The latest version of Google Chrome Android includes the new Home button that will redirect you to the pre-determined homepage every time it hits.

However, due to its proximity to the address bar, some users often accidentally touch the Home button which making them leaving the site that supposed to be open.

Luckily, Chrome gives you the ability to disable this feature. Hence, any accidental action in the future could be prevented.

Hide Home button on Chrome Android

If you are not a fan of the default Home button, you can get rid of it by the following guide. This guide applies to the Android devices (and probably iPhone).

1. Tap on the icon menu, represented by three dots aligned vertically.

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2. Select Settings.

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3. Find and select the Home page menu.

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4. Toggle the function to off.

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5. Back to the web page, you should see the Home button is now disappeared. Leaving more room for the address bar.

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If you changed your mind, you can always recover the Home button too. In some cases, the Home button may be helpful to access a certain page quickly without entering the URL manually.

If you want the latest news about Google Chrome update, please go to the official Chrome Releases blog here. You can find some useful information before pressing the update button.

Alternative Method: Disable Modules via Chrome Flags

Chrome has a hidden settings menu called Flags where you can individually enable or disable certain features and interface elements. Using Flags, you can specifically turn off modules that appear on the home page like most visited sites, recent tabs, etc.

Here’s how to modify Flags to remove elements from the home button:

  1. In the Chrome app, type chrome://flags into the address bar and hit enter. This opens the Flags menu.
  2. Use the search bar to look for a flag called NTP modules. Tap it to expand the option.
  3. Change the setting from Default to Disabled. This will turn off all optional modules on the new tab page.
  4. You can also search for individual module names like Most visited sites or Chrome history quick links and disable them specifically if you only want to remove certain sections.
  5. At the bottom, tap RELAUNCH NOW to restart Chrome and apply the changes.

The home button itself will still be present, but any modules you disabled through Flags will no longer appear on the new tab page. This lets you customize exactly which quick access options are shown.


How do I remove the home button from Chrome Android?

To remove the home button from Chrome on Android, tap on the menu icon (three vertical dots), select ‘Settings’, find and select the ‘Home page’ menu, and toggle the function to off.

How do I hide the bottom bar in Chrome Android?

To hide the bottom bar in Chrome on Android, you can scroll downward on the web page, and the bar should disappear. However, this feature may vary depending on the version of Chrome and the device you’re using.

How do I get rid of the Google home button?

To disable the Google Assistant home button, go to your device’s settings, select ‘Apps/Application Manager’, then ‘Default apps’, followed by ‘Assist & voice input’. Tap on the ‘Assist app’ option and select ‘None’ to disable Assistant on the home button.

How do I get rid of the bottom bar in Chrome?

To remove the bottom bar in Chrome, you can scroll down on the webpage, and the bar should disappear. If this doesn’t work, you may need to check for specific settings or updates related to your device or Chrome version.

So, I hope this tutorial helps you. Don’t be hesitate to ask anything on the comment below!