Google Chrome's tab grouping feature starts reaching Android mobiles



After the release of Google Chrome version 88 to most computers, it's your turn for mobile apps. The Android version has started to receive an update with a very useful feature.

According to the information provided by the 9to5Google website, Android mobile browsers are starting to receive a new interface and new tab groups, although they will not yet be available for all devices.

In this new function, we see how tabs move from being placed in a vertical sequence to forming a grid in multiple groups. About six tabs are displayed on the screen at the same time, and to close them it is still possible to swipe one or all sideways or press the X.



This feature, which has been available in the computer version for several months, is very useful to organize all the tabs and be able to jump from one to the other more smoothly. As we can see in the top screenshots, while we consult a website, in the bottom bar we will have available the icons of the different groups to be able to jump from one to the other and choose between the tabs that make up that group faster.

Google Chrome on Android rolling out grid for Tab Groups - 9to5Google

From the Google Chrome menu on Android, you can now create new groups and drag tabs from one to another. Although it has peculiarities to adapt to the needs of mobile screens, this new functionality is similar to the one we find now on computers.

According to 9to5Google, the novelty will take some time to reach all Android devices on the market and it also lacks to be approved for use in the iOS version. In the meantime we are suggested to make use of Chrome flags or extensions to enjoy this new form of organization: chrome: // flags / enable-tab-grid-layout.

By activating this extension (Enable) and restarting the browser we will see how the tab groups are integrated into the application and we can use them until the update reaches our terminal.

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