This whole time on the iPad I have been long pressing, then tapping “open in background” (requiring 2 actions) just to open a link in a new tab.
I accidentally tapped a link with two-fingers and it does the same thing doh.
(Most likely works on iPhone as well)
Just thought to share for anyone else.
Still learning how to internet.
Please contribute any other hidden gestures / actions if you know of any.
I also know one-finger swipe from left of screen to right goes ‘back’.