Tabs are an important part of the browsing experience. Recently, a new feature that helps you group tabs called “Tab Groups” has been adopted by most major browsers. If you haven’t used Tab Group yet, I recommend you learn now.
The concept behind Tab Group is quite simple. It allows you to combine multiple tabs into groups that can be labeled and moved like tabs. The Group tab is available in Google Chrome on desktop and Android, as well as in Microsoft Edge, Safari, and Firefox. This feature works the same on all platforms.
How to use Tab Group in the browser
Step 1: Right-click on a currently viewing tab
Step 2: Click Add Tab to new group.
Step 3: Click New Group and give the Group a name.
Now you can group multiple tabs with similar topics into one group for easy tracking. For example: News group, health group, technology group….
Why you should use Tab Group
Keep everything in one browser
Before the Tab Group feature appeared, the easiest way to group tabs together was to put them in a separate browser window. The downside of this way is that you have to manage a lot of windows, which makes it very messy.
Tab Group allows you to group all your tabs in one window, but still make space for other tabs. You don’t have to remember which windows contain which tabs. All related tabs are now in one group with colors and labels for easy searching.
Alternatively, you can also split tabs into their own windows, placing them in Tab Group means you can get all the tabs at once.
As mentioned above, Tab Groups can be labeled and colored differently. If you are someone who always has a lot of tabs open, these labels can help you identify groups of tabs with the same topic such as entertainment, text, projects, etc.
The more tabs you open, the smaller they are and the less information you can see. However, in addition to labeling, you can also set colors for different groups of tabs for easier identification.
Simply put, Tab Group labels and colors are the best way to organize tabs with related content.
One of the reasons why people tend to end up with tons of tabs open is that they are afraid of losing something. You think “I might need that tab again, so I’ll leave it open.”
One cool feature of Tab Group is the ability to collapse all the tabs in the group into a single tab. So if you have tabs in a fairly long group, you can collapse the group.
If your device is powerful enough, you can open dozens of tabs but only a few labels on top of the screen. And you don’t need to worry that you will need to find a closed tab again.
Without Tab Group, your browser’s tabs are like a mess. You click a link and the page opens at the bottom of the tabs list, there’s no order for anything and you can forget which tabs you have open.
The Group tab introduces several ways of ordering. For example, if you are in a Tab Group and you click a link, the page will open in that same Tab Group. Are you done using the tabs in this Tab Group? Collapse the Group Tab and move on to the next.
In addition, you can see 11 more Chrome extensions to increase learning productivity here.