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How to remove news article suggestions from the Google Chrome browser on phones and tablets

In October 2017 I wrote about escaping the news and my difficulties with social media apps.  To continue with this theme, I discovered a method to remove news article suggestions from the Google Chrome browser on my Android Nexus 5x phone and Nexus 7 tablet.

Disable server-side suggestions to remove news article suggestions from the Google Chrome browser on phones and tablets

The left-pane of the three-panel image shows the Google Chrome browser displaying news article suggestions by default.  To disable this:

  • Enter chrome://flags in the browser search bar

The middle-pane of the image shows various browser settings in this well-hidden menu.

  • Scroll down to the setting labeled Show server-side suggestions on the New Tab page and select Disable in the dropdown box.  Press the Relaunch Now button that appears at the bottom to save the settings

The right-pane of the image displays new, blank Google Chrome tabs without any news article suggestions.