We’ve all been there: you have dozens of Google Chrome tabs open at the same time and you’ve completely lost track of what you really need right now. Fortunately, Google has a new solution to our collective problem of accumulating guides.
As seen by Laptop Mag, The new Google Guide Groups feature is being released in the Chrome 81 version of the popular web browser. This feature allows you to group tabs as if they were files in a folder, allowing you to have discrete labels for each one.
Whether you want to have a workgroup that brings together sites essential to your work, or an entertainment group that contains all of your favorite YouTube videos, Twitch streams and gaming sites, Tab Groups is a great tool for people whose variety of guides usually becomes a cluttered mess.
Tab groups is one of the most significant updates for Google Chrome in recent years. And with the new version of Microsoft Edge gaining ground in the Google browser, this can help a lot to prevent people from jumping off the ship.
Better yet, Guide Groups can be created with a few quick clicks and all you need is the latest version of Chrome to get started. See how to use Guide Groups and finally organize those messy guides once and for all.
Using Google Chrome Guide Groups
1 Make sure you have the latest version of Chrome by selecting the three point menu in the upper right corner of the screen and choosing settings.
2) Check the “About Chrome” menu to see if you need to update. Click Re-launch to complete the update. If you’re up to date, but don’t yet have Guide Groups, you can access the Chrome experimental menu by typing chrome: // flags in your browser and manually enabling Guide Groups.
3) Right-click on a tab and select “Add to new group”
4) Click on the circular group marker to give your group a name and a colored label.
From here, you can add guides to new and existing groups, and close a group at once or ungroup all of your guides. Note that if you pin a tab, it will be removed from a group. Happy organization!