Google has announced a new tab grouping feature coming to Chrome browser that lets users better organize their tabs, however many they have open at the same time.

google chrome tab groups
The new Tab groups option will appear in a tab's right-click menu and lets you 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 in one go.

Google suggests a few use cases in its Keyword blog:

Through our own usage and early user research, we've found that some people like to group their Chrome tabs by topic. For instance, it helps if you're working on several projects, or looking through multiple shopping and review sites. 

Others have been grouping their tabs by how urgent they are - "ASAP," "this week" and “later.” Similarly, tab groups can help keep track of your progress on certain tasks: "haven't started," "in progress," "need to follow up" and "completed."

Google says that that tab groups are fully customizable and are saved when you close and reopen Chrome, just like regular tabs.

The tab grouping feature is set to roll out gradually from next week, but anyone eager to try it out now can download the latest version of Google Chrome Beta for Mac.

Tags: Google, Chrome

Top Rated Comments

aaronhead14 Avatar
34 months ago
I hope one day Chrome will have this feature: Not ramping my MacBook’s fans up to 100%.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Scottsoapbox Avatar
34 months ago
Others have been grouping their tabs by how urgent they are - "ASAP," "this week" and "later." Similarly, tab groups can help keep track of your progress on certain tasks: "haven't started," "in progress," "need to follow up" and "completed."
If you are rearranging Chrome tabs as your todo manager, you need a better system.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
steve09090 Avatar
34 months ago

Just out of curiosity: Does Safari really work silent with the same amount of windows, tabs and extensions?
Chrome optimises speed. Safari optimises efficiency. So yes. Chrome will max out your cpu and the fan will go crazy to cool it down. It also fills your RAM.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
n-evo Avatar
34 months ago
Looks really cluttered and visually distracting.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
justperry Avatar
34 months ago

Just out of curiosity: Does Safari really work silent with the same amount of windows, tabs and extensions? I‘m asking because I recently found out that Quicktime only draws like 3 % of CPU usage with h.264 1080p mp4 files while VLC uses at least 15-25 % on the same machine so I found some new hope in Apple‘s software engineering.
I think I had close to 100 tabs open in Safari just yesterday (closed many afterwards), usually doesn't consume much % proc, right now I have about 50 open tabs, about 5% cpu for my whole system.



If only google wasn’t crap
Even if it was ok I would still not use that "spyware".
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DimitriMissinne Avatar
34 months ago
Maybe one day they will come up with a system to save webpages in your browser. They could even add a map like structure so you can sort them by topic. It would be like placing a marker in a book. So when you close the book, you can always easily find back that page. Then I don't have to constantly keep all these books/pages open. They could name it 'bookmarks'.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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