If you ever drown in tabs while using Google Chrome, you should check the group tabs feature. Instead of randomly distributing your tabs at the top of the Chrome window, you can now group your tags and label them with a chosen name and color. If you want to be a little more organized, you can enable the group tabs in Google Chrome here.
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What are grouped tabs?
Google has released the grouped tab feature that allows users to organize their collection of open tabs in the Chrome web browser. When you group tabs, you can quickly identify them using first names and colors. After grouping, you can move and reorder your tabs on the tab bar. The best thing is, when you close Google Chrome, the tabs are preserved so you don't have to start again. When you're done with them, you can just close the group to remove them.
How to create new groups
If you want to start organizing your workspace, you need to create new group tabs. How it works:
Step 1: First open the tabs you want to group.
step 2: Right click on the first tab and select Add tab to new group.
step 3: A dot appears to the left of the selected tab – click on it.
Step 4: Enter a name for your tab group in the empty field.
Step 5: Select one of the specified colors for your tab group.
Step 6: You have just created a new group.
How to add tabs to a group
Once you've created a new group, you can add more tabs. This process will help you organize your Chrome browser better. Perform the following steps after creating a new group to add additional tabs.
Step 1: Right-click a tab you want to add.
step 2: Select Add to existing group.
step 3: Select the group to which you want to add the tab.
Move the position of the grouped tabs
Just as you would move a standard tab, you would move a group of tabs. Hold down the left mouse button while moving the pointer over the name of the group you want to move, and then move the mouse left or right. When you are happy with the new location, release the left mouse button. As simple as that.
Make changes to a tab group
If you want to change your tab group by ungrouping or completely closing it, you can follow the steps below. When you ungroup a tab group, the existing tabs remain open, while when you close a group, all grouped tabs are closed.
Step 1: Right-click on the group you want to edit.
step 2: Choose either Ungroup or Close Group.
Note: In the same menu you can rename your tab group or choose a new color.
What if group tabs are not available?
Group tabs were originally added to Chrome 83. If you haven't upgraded yet, we recommend upgrading to the latest version of the Chrome web browser. To update, open Chrome and select the More button (represented by three vertical dots) at the top right of the window. Select Update Google Chrome there. If you can't find the "Update Google Chrome" button, the latest version is already there.