Google Rolls Out Chrome Update with Tab Grid View: Support for Grouping Added As Well

The Chrome browser from Google continues to gain much improvements and popularity. It is no surprise that the company behind it, put much thought into it. Perhaps that is why the Chrome browser receives almost regular updates. There is a new one here too. Although it is not available to everyone presently, the company is constantly rolling it out to people.

The newest feature we see here is the grids in the tabs view of the browser. We receive this news from an article posted on Android Police. The feature is called grid view and it brings along tab grouping as well. While this feature has been available on the desktop apps for quite some time, the company has been testing it out on mobile devices.

As the name suggests, the Google browser now allows users to view their tabs in Grid mode rather than just a carrousel. These tabs are still the same and display mini versions of the webpages open. Not to mention, if you wish to close a tab, just swipe it to the side and you’re done! The grouping part is where it becomes interesting. Users can group their current or similar tabs together into one by dragging one on top of the other. What this does is form a group. Once in a group, you can quickly switch between tabs from a bar on the bottom. Additionally, you can choose to bring a tab out of the group to abolish it entirely.

Yes, there is no doubt that this is somewhat of a tricky feature which comes with a learning curve. If you wish to turn it off, you can do it from the Google flags menu.

Sarmad Burki


Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.