A new update for Chrome on Android was announced by Google that
allows users to open tabs on a grid instead of stacked cards. Along with this, when you have more than a couple of them open, the software now also has the option to group tabs.
Tab groups are one of the better Chrome desktop features available.
Now available on Android, what you need to know about tab grouping on Chrome is here.
How to get the new grid layout
By example, the new tab interface is supported on every Android device that already uses Chrome.
According to a 9to5Google post, if you upgrade to the newest version of Chrome and still can’t see the new interface, you can allow it manually in a browser tab by moving over to ‘chrome:/flags/#enable-tab-grid-layout’ After this, to get the latest layout to stay, you would actually have to restart the app twice.
How to group tabs together
Users are able to drag tabs and position them on top of each other to create groups until the new layout is up and running, similar to how applications on Android home screens can be put on top of each other to create directories.
If you don’t drag and drop, when you open a connection in a new tab, Chrome will also open up new tabs in groups. Hence, within the same community, any secondary tabs that open up while you are on a page will open. In cases such as comparing and searching for items on Amazon, this is extremely useful.
Although the implementation works well, Chrome’s desktop equivalent also misses out on a variety of functions, enabling you to rename tab classes and add unique colours to them. Perhaps Google will soon add these
to the Chrome mobile edition as well.