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Create and Manage Tab Groups in Chrome on Android

Are you interested in creating and organizing tab groups in the Chrome browser? Learn how to manage tabs with the tab groups feature.

Tab Group is an effective way to manage open tabs to segregate and categorize per our needs. We can create a tab group and add multiple tabs to the group. You can also add or remove any tabs from a group.

Once we finish using all the tabs in a group, we can close the group, and it will automatically close all the tabs within that group.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to create and manage the Tab Groups in the Google Chrome app.

Create a New Group Tab

There are two ways to create a new tab group within the browser app.

Creating a Tab Group using the ‘Group tabs’ Option

  1. Tap on the Tabs multi tab icon icon situated next to Omnibox.
    You should see the open tabs in a grid layout.
  2. Tap on More vertical 3-dots icon for the options list, and select Group tabs.
  3. Select the tabs that you want to add to a group.
  4. Hit on the Group command option.
    Use Group Tabs options in Chrome Android

A new group tab will be created with the selected tabs. As the screenshot shows, we have created a group of four tabs.

Manually Creating Group Tabs in Chrome app

  1. Tap on the Tabs multi tab icon icon situated next to Omnibox.
    It will display the open tabs in a grid layout.
  2. Touch and long-press an open tab for a couple of seconds until it gets highlighted/squeezed.
  3. Drag and drop the selected tab onto another tab that needs to be part of a group.
    Drag and Drop to Create Group Tabs in Chrome Android

Once you do so, the browser will create a new group indicating the total number of tabs. You can drag and drop as many tabs as you want in the group and organize them based on categories or favorites; it’s up to you.

Manage a Tab Group

We can manage and organize a group tab within browser interface. We can create unlimited groups and add unlimited tabs into a group as long as Chrome doesn’t run out of memory.

Accessing a Tab within the Group

Just tap on its associated group, and Chrome will enlarge the group and display all tabs belonging to that group. We can also scroll within a group and choose to open tabs from a larger group size.

Modify and Organize Tab Groups in Chrome Android

Adding a Tab to the Group

If you wish to add a new tab to an existing group, tap on the Plus plus add icon at the top right. This will display the URL field, enter the desired site URL, and the site will be added to this group.

The other straightforward approach will be to open a tab as usual and drag it to this group.

Add Tabs into existing Group Tabs

Removing a Tab from the Group

You can remove tabs from a group. Head to that tab inside the group you want to remove and tap on the X.

Chrome will then notify you about the tab being removed. It will also give you a five-second window to return it via the Undo button.

Remove Tab from Group Tabs in Chrome Android

Closing a Group Tab

If you wish to close the entire group, head over to the tabs grid section and hit the X to the group.

You may bring back the closed group tabs via the Undo option.

Close and Remove a Group Tab from Chrome Android

Bottom Line

With the tag groups we can group similar tabs or segregate tabs based on the need.

The Chrome app offers easy to use tab group management. We can add, remove and even close the tab group that no longer needed.

Similarly, we can also create and manage the tab groups in Chrome on computer. It also have the feature to choose the color and pin the group.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

2 comments and feedback

  1. I love tab groups, but we used to be able to name them, instead of having it just say how many tabs are in that group. Now we can’t! WHY? Do you know?

    1. Hello Trenton, I don’t remember the renaming feature for tab groups in Chrome Android. But, latest update in the Chrome browser for Android has do not have the ability to name the tab group. However, the option to name a group is available on the desktop browser.

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