How to group tabs in Google Chrome [Easy Guide]

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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Google is currently testing the tab grouping feature in Google Chrome. This feature is meant to offer a seamless experience while you are handling multiple tabs.

It means that once the feature is publically released, the browser will make it easier for you to look for relevant tabs.

As mentioned earlier, this feature is currently in the testing process and tab grouping is by default disabled in the browser. However, if you are interested to play around with the feature, you can enable it manually.

At the time of writing this article, the feature is currently available only in the latest Chrome versions. Therefore, it is recommended that you download the latest browser version.

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Before going ahead with any troubleshooting steps, you should first consider the possibility of using an entirely new browser.

If the reason you chose Chrome Canary was because of its Chromium build and because it has the latest features, we recommend you switch to a browser that has all of the above and more.

That browser is called Opera, and it is an ultra-secure and ultra-lightweight alternative to Google Chrome.

As for tab arranging, Opera lets you group up your favorite tabs by category, and you can even set them to open all at a time, or whenever the Opera is launched.

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A very fast and reliable web browser that features all the tools that Chromum-based browsers have, and more.

How do I enable the tab grouping feature in Google Chrome?

  1. Head towards the start menu and search for Google Chrome Canary browser.
  2. Click the first result from the list to launch it.
  3. Navigate to the address bar, type chrome://flags and hit the Enter key.
    • You will be navigated to the advanced configuration page.
  4. Go to the search box available at the top of your screen and type Tab Groups to look for the respective flag.
  5. Alternatively, you can directly move to the flag by typing the following code in the address bar:
    • chrome://flags/#tab-groups
  6. Now use the drop-down menu available in front of the flag and change its default state to Enabled.
    • It will enable the tab groups functionality for you. enable Chrome tab groups
  7. You need to restart Google Chrome in order to save the settings. Click the Relaunch now button to relaunch the browser.

Now the tab grouping feature should be enabled in your Google Chrome. Remember that you can always disable the feature whenever you want.

Simply use the same drop-down menu to change the value to Default and relaunch Google Chrome.

The tab grouping feature should now be available in Google Chrome Canary. You will see that multiple web pages from a domain will now automatically appear in a single group.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in September 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in July 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.