July 22, 2021
Google Chrome tab grouping

Google Chrome will Soon Clean Up its Multiple Tab Mess with this New Organization Feature

Google is about to introduce a new tool to its Chrome browser that will help users organize multiple open tabs, starting next week…

Chrome offers a lot when it comes to speed and power. But, it’s because of those very functionalities that a sizable percentage of users open (and leave open) huge numbers of tabs. That leads to confusion and an inability to pinpoint precisely what’s where. It creates a mess but now, Google has an answer.

New Google Chrome Tab Grouping Feature to Start Rolling Out

Starting next week, Google will begin to release a new Chrome tab grouping option. The tool works just like one would imagine. Simply right-click on a single tab and then select “Add Tab to Group.” Assign a custom name and color thereafter to make the groups immediately identifiable.

And, if there’s a need to move one tab out of one group, that’s also possible, with a quick drag and drop. What’s more, Chrome — as it does now — will reopen with the same tabs in the same order (and soon grouping) in the next browsing session. So, users can easily pick right up where they left off.

Google states that it will make the feature available incrementally to Chrome OS, Windows, Mac, and Linux to ensure the browser’s stability. Edward Jung, Chrome UX Engineer for Google, writes on The Keyword blog:

“There are two types of people in the world: tab minimalists who have just a few tabs open at a time and tab collectors who have…significantly more. For minimalists and collectors alike, we’re bringing a new way to organize your tabs to Chrome: tab groups. Now, with a simple right click, you can group your tabs together and label them with a custom name and color. Once the tabs are grouped together, you can move and reorder them on the tab strip.”

Google Chrome tab grouping in action
Credit: Google

William Boleys

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