Google Chrome now lets you group tabs by topics or tasks


Google Chrome has announced a couple of new changes to make the browser even better. All categories of users including Android, desktop and Chromebooks are not left out.  

Tab Grouping

Tab groups was first introduced back in May as a beta. The feature will serve as a useful addition to all those who like to keep things tidy. With the tool, will now be able to create distinct categories around your browsing habits.

Creating one is pretty easy—simply right-click on a tab and select “Add Tab to Group” and then “New Group.” This will then allow you to name a new category, add an existing one, or choose a corresponding color. Interestingly too, you will be able to collapse all tabs related to a category in one place to create more space.

A couple of other additions were announced too; and here is a brief description on some of them.

Tabs Now Load Faster

Tabs on Google Chrome have now been improved to make them load 10 percent faster than before. With that, you can now access pages faster/*-, finish your task on time, and have time for other things.

Touch-friendly Tabs

There is something refreshingly new for all those who use Chrome in their laptop’s tablet mode. In the very near future, you will be able to flip through your tabs with ease. This will make it easier to find the page you are looking for, and browse the web. This new functionality is coming to Chromebooks first. The new touchscreen interface will feature tabs that are larger and more practical to organize. You can also hide them when you no longer need them.

Switch to an Already-Open Tab

Android users are not left out too—a suggestion will now show up as soon as you start typing into the address bar. This will suggest to you if you would like to switch to a tab if you already have it opened. Before this update, people could already switch to a new tab on desktop.

Tab Previews

You can now find your tabs much faster with tab previews. You can hover your tab and quickly see a thumbnail preview of the page. It is another useful feature when you have loads of tabs opened on your Chrome.

Fill out and Save PDFs in Chrome

You will soon be able to fill out PDF forms and save them with your inputs, directly from your Chrome. You can safely continue from there when next you open Chrome.

Improved URL Sharing

Finally, there is an improved URL sharing for Android users. This means they can now quickly copy a link, send it to Chrome on their devices, and send links through other apps. They can also print a page, or generate a QR code to scan or download. This feature is also rolling out to Chrome on desktop and can accessed from a new QR icon in the Chrome address bar.

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