Get Your Tab History in Lightning Console Apps

We know that your users have a lot to keep track of. We also know that users love the History component used in Salesforce Classic consoles. So we’re happy to bring you the History utility in Lightning console apps. Console users can see their recently visited workspace tabs and subtabs from the console utility bar. This feature is new in Lightning Experience.


The new, out-of-the-box Service Console and Sales Console apps include the History utility.

When you create or edit a Lightning console app, you can add the History utility to the utility bar. After your app is saved, console users can see their history for subtabs in context of the workspace tabs they’ve visited (1) and copy links in one click (2). If a tab name is updated, like when a user updates a contact’s name, the history list is updated, too.

Screen shot of the History utility with callouts.


You can use the History utility only in Lightning console apps, not in Lightning apps with standard navigation. You can’t change the History properties, such as the label and icon.

Keep these things in mind when working with the utility.
  • The list can display up to 10 primary tabs at a time, with 10 subtabs under each primary tab.
  • Workspace tabs are listed in the order last visited, with the most recent at the top. Subtabs are listed under their workspace tabs in the order first opened.
  • If you copy a subtab link, the record opens as a workspace tab.
  • If you copy a link and want to share it with other users, make sure that they are logged in to Salesforce before opening the link. Otherwise, the link directs them to the home page instead of the specific record.