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    • We all know at least one person who browses the internet with dozens and dozens of tabs open at the same time. Maybe you are that person. As the maker of the world's most popular web browser, Google isn't about to tell you how to browse the internet, but the company does have a solution for people with a jumbled mess of disorganised tabs in their browser. Tab groups.

      This new feature will allow users to group their tabs into nicely colour-coded groups which can be given a name and can be moved around together as a group. If you're thinking "Well, this is nice, but it's just an aesthetic change, there's nothing really functional about it", don't worry, Google is already planning on an upgrade to tab groups which will allow tabs to be collapsed when not in use, thus clearing space in your tab bar.

      I'm currently using tab groups to separate my leisure tabs from my work tabs, and it looks really nice. There's something pleasing about the grouping of tabs, and when I can finally collapse my tab groups this feature will be even more useful.

      Do you think this will be a useful feature for you? What kind of user are you? Do you keep your tabs to a minimum or do you keep every tab open until you turn off your computer?

    • Do you think this will be a useful feature for you? What kind of user are you? Do you keep your tabs to a minimum or do you keep every tab open until you turn off your computer?

      Thanks for this! I did not know it, and even though I've been slowly distancing myself from Google chrome, I still like some of their other products and that brings me right back to using Chrome.

      To answer your questions, I have loads and loads of tabs open at any point in time, if you're like me and use the "right click - search" context menu can easily understand it. Often I simply hibernate the PC rather than shut down, which makes it easier to pick up anything right where I left off. I would not do it with the old spinning hard drives, that would take too long though.

      I am not sure how helpful that feature would be for me, I will try it some day, but I know any product that tries to keep me organized usually loses in the long run 🤭

    • I've been waiting for this to arrive so I can try it out, but Chrome hasn't updated with it yet.

      I may or may not have 52 open tabs as I type this.

    • Often I simply hibernate the PC rather than shut down, which makes it easier to pick up anything right where I left off.

      Not sure if you know this, but there's a setting in Chrome where you can set it to reopen all your tabs when you last closed the browser. Go to settings - on startup - continue from where you left off.

      Now when you close Chrome with all your tabs still open, they will all reopen the next time you launch Chrome.

    • Actually, the new Edge browser from Microsoft already has this functionality. It is called "Collections". Very user friendly.

    • I know any product that tries to keep me organized usually loses in the long run

      That strikes a familiar chord !

    • This sounds good! I usually do have multiple tabs open at the same time, several for a volunteer activity. I think the ability to group the tabs related to my volunteer work would be helpful.