Google has announced that it plans to launch its “tag group” feature in a stable version of Chrome, which will be released next week, after 19 months of development. This feature will be available on all supported desktop platforms, including Chrome OS, Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems, and the Android version of Chrome has not yet been available.
Tags groups are a new advanced set of management Chrome tabs that help users systematically manage tabs. Users can group tabs together with a right mouse button and mark them with custom names and colors. When tabs are grouped together, users can move them on the tab bar and reorder them.
“We’ve been testing the tag group for months, and we’re looking for new ways to stay organized,” Chrome User Experience Engineer Edward Jung explained in the announcement. Through our own usage and early user research, we found that some people like to group Chrome tags by theme. For example, if you’re working on multiple projects, or if you’re browsing multiple shopping and review sites, it can help. “
Users can categorize labels based on the urgency of the task, or by the type of page. Similarly, label groups can help users track the progress of certain tasks. In addition, users can name label groups and adjust the color of label groups. Label groups are customizable, so users can decide how to use them. Edward Jung, for example, says, “You can use emojis as group names.” Labels can be grouped by subject, urgency, progress, and so on, and it’s up to you how to group them. “
In the coming weeks, it is also likely that the tag group will enter other Chromium-based browsers. Tag group features are currently available for preview in the latest version of Google Chrome Beta. If you don’t see the tag group in Chrome Beta, try restarting your browser.