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Using tab groups in Google Chrome for Android

Chrome tab groups

Depending on how you use Google Chrome, you may have 20 tabs open at a time, or you may not be able to use more than 5. If you fall into the first group, tab groups can be useful and will work on Android too.

Tab groups were added to Google Chrome on desktop in May 2020. The feature is also available on Android phones and tablets and works the same way. You can group tabs, almost like a folder, to keep them organized.

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To use tab groups in Chrome for Android, you need version 88 or later. The feature will be turned on automatically once you have it.

First, open the Chrome app on your Android smartphone or tablet, then tap the tabs icon in the top bar to view all your open tabs.

tap the tabs icon

You will see all your tabs in a grid. To create a group, tap and hold a tab and drag it to another tab. Release it when the bottom tab is highlighted.

drag the tab to the other tab

The tabs are now in a group called ‘2 tabs’. Just tap it to open the group.

open the tab group

When you navigate to one of these tabs, you will see the other tabs of the group in a row at the bottom. This makes it easy to switch between the tabs in the group.

tabs at the bottom of the screen

Tapping the up arrow reopens the tab group preview. The “+” button will add a new tab to the group.

tab bar icons

You can remove a tab from a group and still keep it open on your main tabs. Open the group preview pane, tap and hold the tab, then drag it to Remove from Group.

remove the tab from the group

That is it! This is a simple trick, but it can really help keep your tabs more organized. Rather than having to search through a full list of tabs, you can keep a few together and easily jump between them.

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