How to Enable and Use Tab Groups in Google Chrome




Is there too many tabs in your Chrome browser? Google is working on a solution that will help you organize all the open tabs. The tab group feature provides neat color-coded labels for all tabs. Available behind the flag today.

Update: With the release of Chrome 83 on May 19, 2020, tab groups are stable and enabled by default. Google will gradually enable tab groups for more and more people over time. Not everyone can get it at once, but if it’s not already enabled in the Chrome browser, you can enable it here using the experiment flag.

How to Enable Tab Groups in Chrome

Update: To see if tab groups are already enabled in Chrome, right-click on a tab in your browser and look for the Add to New Group option. If so, the tab group is enabled and you do not need to activate the flag.
To enable tab groups, open a new Chrome browser tab, type the following in the omnibox (address bar), and press Enter.
Type Tab Group in the search bar at the top of the page and select Enabled from the drop-down menu next to the flag.
Click the Restart Now button to restart Chrome and apply the experimental flags that are enabled. Be sure to save your work in an open tab. Chrome reopens the tab that was open, but the text entered in the fields on the page may disappear.

Warning: This feature is behind the experimental flags in older versions of Chrome. This means that Google developers are still working on this feature and may not be completely stable. Similar to Google Chrome’s clipboard sharing feature, there may be bugs. This feature was initially tested on Google Chrome 80.

How to Use Tab Groups in Chrome

As soon as Chrome restarts, you won’t notice anything changed at first. To use the tab grouping feature, you need to open some tabs to use them completely.
Open some of your favorite web pages and start grouping tabs.
Now, right-click on a tab and select “Add To New Group” from the context menu.
A colored circle appears next to the tab, and clicking either the tab or the circle brings up the tab group menu. Here you can name the group, change its color coding, add new tabs to the group, ungroup all tabs in the group, and close all tabs in the group.
When you give the group a name, the circle disappears and is replaced by the label you gave it.
You can choose from one of the eight available colors to give your tab group a personality. This is also a bit helpful in distinguishing groups if you don’t want to name them.
To add a New Tab page inside an existing group, click “New Tab In Group,” and it will appear alongside anything already in the group.
To add a tab to an existing group, right-click the tab, click Add to Existing Group, and select the group you want to add.
Alternatively, drag the tab into an existing tab group and release it until the color encapsulates the tab. The tabs are now part of the grouping.
If you don’t like the order in which the groups are organized, you can easily rearrange the groups. Drag the label / colored circle around the tab bar until you are happy with its location.
If you no longer need a particular tab in a group, you can delete it. Right-click on the tab and select Remove from Group. You can also drag tabs from the group to place them in an empty section.
However, if you want to completely disband the group, you can ungroup it as quickly as when you created it. Click the group name, then click Ungroup.
When you’re done with everything in the group, you can close all the tabs at once to destroy the group and everything in it. Click the specified group name and click “Close Group” in the menu.
While Chrome’s tab grouping feature lacks some features, such as the ability to merge groups, the tab group flag helps you organize, group, and label all the tabs open in your browser. It’s a great way.

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