Today we will show you how you can quickly and easily open a link in a new tab while browsing the web in Safari for iPad.
It's hard to imagine what life was like before tabs in a web browser. It's a very efficient way of managing things and prioritizing stuff that means the most. Thankfully, even mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad are blessed with tabs, and mastering how they work is only going to help you out in the long run.
The usual route users take in order to initiate a new tab in Safari is by tapping and holding on a link for a second until a pop-up window shows itself. Just tap on 'Open in New Tab' and you're good to go, right? Well, of course. Provided you don't mind doing it a several hundred times throughout the day.
On the iPad, there's a far more quicker method, thanks to a gesture which many of you are most likely aren't aware of. Here's how it works: first find the link you wish to open in a new tab. Now just tap on the link using two fingers instead of one. The link will open up in a new tab in the background. You can do this for as many links as you like, obviously. Also, this method works on all iPads as long as you are running iOS 12.
This 'gesture' might seem a little bit hard to get used to at first, but eventually you will. In fact, you'll get so good at it that you'll never miss a link while tapping it with two fingers.
Tiny little shortcuts such as these really elevate the overall browsing experience on a device like the iPad. And it makes sense too on a larger display, allowing users to take advantage of natural gestures in order to get work done.
While we are going to close this guide on a note of tabs, make sure you check out the following tutorial if you are an iPhone user and happen to use Safari a lot on the go: