Google Chrome is introducing Tab Grouping on Android: How to use it

Tab Grouping on Android

Google Chrome has emerged as one of the fastest and most widely used web browsers out there. And, Google keeps coming up with new updates to make it more compatible and user friendly for its users. Earlier this year, Google released the new version of Chrome that is called ‘Chrome 88’.

It has been a while since Chrome for desktop introduced support for tab groups. The feature helped bring order to chaos for those who had a habit of keeping umpteen tabs open. After being tested in 2019 on Android, the feature will now be rolled out on the mobile platform as well. The update also brings a grid tab switcher to Chrome.

This is how to enable the new grid layout

The all-new tab layout is enabled by default on all Android devices that are already using Chrome. As per a report by 9to5Google, as soon as you update to the latest Chrome version you will be able to see the new update. However, if it is not active, you can enable it manually by heading over to ‘chrome://flags/#enable-tab-grid-layout’ in a browser tab. As soon as this is done, you will reportedly have to restart the app twice to get the new layout to stay.

How to group the tabs together

Once this new layout is up and running, you would be able to drag tabs and place them on top of each other to create groups. This will be similar to how apps on Android home screens can be placed on top of each other to create folders.

This is how to disable the grid layout and tab groups

However, if you do not like this new update you will be able to disable the grid layout and tab groups with a simple step. Enter the below link in the address bar and select ‘Disabled’ from the drop-down menu.

All of these new updates will help the users with working and managing their work efficiently. It will also help the users to save time. Now, most phones can view six tabs at once; this layout has a switch option at the top to enable grid view which means that this view will not be happening on Incognito tabs that appear next to the regular tabs.

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