Google Chrome allows you to group your tabs and it is very practical to be well organized in the browser. Here’s how to take advantage of this feature on your PC, but also on your Android smartphone.
The feature was talked about for a long time in beta before being officially available on the stable version of Google Chrome. The famous browser indeed offers all its users to group their tabs for better organization.
So, instead of stacking them in dozens and getting lost in them – something particularly frustrating during work days – you can classify your Google Chrome tabs by theme, both on computer and on smartphone. We explain here how to have more peace of mind during your sessions on the web.
How to group Chrome tabs on computer
On a computer, you will obviously have to open the Google Chrome browser. Then, all you have to do is right click on the tab of your choice. In the menu that appears, you should select the option “Add tab to a group ».
A new insert is then displayed under the concerned tab. Google Chrome prompts you to enter the name you want to assign to the group you are creating. Write what you want in it: “social networks », « administrative», « news», « urgent … What matters is that the wording makes it easier for you to find the open web pages that interest you in your browser on your PC.
Then choose one of the eight colored dots offered. The created tab group will be highlighted in the same color as the selected badge, as will the label of said group which is also displayed in the tab bar.
In the screenshot below, you can see what Google Chrome looks like when multiple groups have been created in the desktop version of the browser.
Note that later, the browser will add a step in which you can choose to drag the tab into an already existing group, or to create a new one.
How to group Chrome tabs on Android
Now let’s take a look at the method on Android smartphones. Not everyone may have access to this feature on mobile as of the time of this publication, but it has manifested itself to quite a few users based on our observations. Forget about the categorization by colors or the possibility of naming the groups in question.
This is still practical in certain situations. On the Google Chrome application, go to the interface displaying the various open tabs. To do this, you have to tap on the square icon with a number in the middle – towards the upper right corner of the screen. If you have more than one tab open, the tabs display as tiles.
To group two tabs, you have to keep pressing one of them before dragging it to another. Wait a fraction of a second for the animation to start and thus be sure that you have successfully completed the maneuver before releasing your finger. There you have it, your two tabs are together!
Since pictures are worth a thousand words, we’ve prepared the short video below to show you the process.
That’s not all, once you have two or more tabs in the same group, you can quickly switch between them thanks to a bar at the bottom of the screen. The latter indeed displays small bubbles. By clicking on it, you open the corresponding tab, but you can also press the small cross to close it.
If the bottom bar does not appear, you will have to scroll from top to bottom on the page consulted to make these small bubbles reappear.