Google Just Launched a Solution for Your Too-Many-Tabs Problem

updated Sep 1, 2020
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Raise your hand if you’re guilty of opening what feels like 1,000 tabs with the intention of reading every last one, only to lose track of pretty much everything in your browser by the end of the workday. (No judgments here!)

Thankfully, the pros at Google just launched a slew of new features for Google Chrome that will not only load your tabs faster, but will allow you to organize them into groups and hide them as you need, so those must-read articles won’t fall by the wayside as you get bogged down in work.

The new tab groups function will allow you to collapse and expand groups as you need, making it easier to see the ones you need to access (like that important document from your boss) and hide the ones you’re saving for later, like those viral DIY TikTok clips you can’t stop watching. They’re also making it easier to switch between tabs, so when you begin typing into your search bar, your hidden tabs will pop up, both on Android and Chrome’s web browser.

Tabs will also appear larger and provide more helpful tab previews, making it easier and more efficient to find exactly what you’re looking for. Google even announced some “under-the-hood performance improvements” that will load tabs 10 percent faster, which means you really can’t blame Google if you end up a wee bit distracted during the workday.

Other changes include the ability to fill out PDF forms and save them in Chrome, letting you access and edit them more seamlessly, as well as improved URL sharing for Android users, which will allow you to quickly copy a link, easily sending it to other devices or apps. Leave it to Google to continue to find new ways to keep tech-lovers (and even those that are a little less tech-savvy) organized, productive, and happily plugging along.