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Managing Burp Repeater tabs

  • Last updated: June 18, 2024

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Burp Repeater opens each new HTTP or WebSocket message in a new tab. This enables you to work on multiple messages at once.

You can use the controls on the tab header to create new tabs and make various changes to existing ones:

  • Create a request from scratch - To open a new tab, click the button. Select either HTTP or WebSocket. You can also send a request to Repeater from elsewhere in Burp to create a new tab.
  • Rename tabs - Double-click the tab header and enter a new name for the tab.
  • Duplicate tabs - Right-click a grouped tab, then select Duplicate tab. This option is only available for tabs that are part of a group. Note that each tab consumes system resources, so opening large numbers of tabs may impact performance.

  • Switch tab view - Right-click a tab and select Tab view settings. You can choose from two different views:

    • Scrolling view - Tabs are displayed in a single, scrollable row. Click on the search icon to view a drop-down list of all open tabs.
    • Wrapped view - Tabs wrap onto multiple rows that are all displayed on screen.
  • Add a tab to a group - Right-click a tab and click Add tab to group, then select a group.
  • Close tabs - You can close tabs in multiple ways:

    • Close a single tab - Click the close icon by the tab header.
    • Close all tabs other than the selected tab - Right-click the tab and select Close other tabs.
    • Close all tabs to one side of the selected tab - Right-click the tab and select Close tabs to the left or Close tabs to the right.
  • Reopen the last tab you closed - Right-click any tab and select Reopen closed tab.


You can send a request to Repeater from a request that is already in Repeater - a new tab is created with another instance of the same request.

Tab groups

You can use Repeater's tab group feature to group related tabs together and send groups of HTTP requests in sequence.

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