How many tabs have I got open in Safari on my iPhone?

PUBLISHED 25 Nov 2018 - UPDATED 21 Sep 2019

The answer is a rather shocking 190 tabs. How do I know this? Press and hold the 'tabs' button in mobile Safari and it will give you a count:

Count of open tabs

Hat tip to @swyx (Shawn Swyx Wang) on Twitter for telling the world how to find this out - I've been an iPhone user for years and it's a new one on me.

And going by Shawn's recent Twitter poll, I'm in something of a minority. In fact, most users have less than 10 tabs open:

This whole thing reminds me of a rather terrible joke (which I made up):

"Doctor, doctor, I've got too many tabs open." "I'm afraid you've got taberculosis."

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