Google introduced tab grouping for Chrome 83 this week, but as the number of tabs open has grown, it’s hard for users to tell and manipulate. The good news is that in Chrome 85 Canary, Google has brought an improvement that allows you to fold and further expand the grouping by clicking on a tag or icon. It’s interesting to note that while Google is interested in tab-grouping, Mozilla Firefox’s side is no longer popular.
When the feature was first introduced, Google allowed Chrome users to manually open the “flag” and the Chromium development team added the ability to restore tag grouping.
To create a group, right-click on the specified tab and select Add. Users can group similar tabs in a group and assign them a color that is easily distinguishable.
The situational menu for tabs also lets you choose to move to a different group, ungroup, or close all tabs for the same group. Interested friends can try the latest Chrome Canary 85.0.4148.0 (or later):
(1) access the chrome://flags/#tab-groups-collapse through the address bar;
(2) Choose to enable tab grouping and restart Chrome;
(3) Open multiple tabs and specify the assigned tab groups.
By default, the new Chrome browser already enables tab grouping, so it doesn’t require user manual action. If you close unexpectedly, also turn this “tag” on manually.