Genius Google Chrome trick lets you group tabs together from TODAY – here's how

A DELIGHTFUL Google Chrome update will finally let you clean up your manic taskbar.

You'll be able to group tabs together – to stop your Chrome web browser from becoming a total mess of websites.

More of us are relying on tablets, laptops and home computers to get by these days.

So making sure your Google Chrome tabs don't get out of control is more important than ever.

Google says it's been testing tab-grouping for months, and the feature is now ready to roll out globally.

You can make tabs like "shopping" and "work" for different tab categories.

Alternatively, you could treat it like a to-do list, and group tabs by "ASAP", "this week" and "later".

"There are two types of people in the world: tab minimalists who have just a few tabs open at a time," said Google's Edward Jung.

"And tab collectors who have…significantly more.

"For minimalists and collectors alike, we're bringing a new way to organise your tabs to Chrome: tab groups."

How to group Google Chrome tabs

First, make sure you're using the latest version of Google Chrome on your desktop.

Simply right click your tabs and then you can group them together.

You can also label them with a custom name and colour.

And once they're grouped together, you can move and re-order them along the tab bar.

If this feature doesn't work immediately for you, don't panic.

It can often take hours, days or weeks for new features to arrive on your computer, depending on how slow the roll-out is.

The new feature begins rolling out over the next week, so keep an eye out for it on your Google Chrome browser.

Google Chrome – what you need to know

Here's a quick guide…

  • Google Chrome is a web browser created by Google
  • It's cross-platform, which means it works on a range of systems including Microsoft Windows and Apple's iOS
  • The browser also serves as the main part of Chrome OS – Google's own operating system
  • Most of Chrome's code comes from Chromium, an open-source project built by Google
  • Google Chrome is Google's general-release browser based on Chromium, but anyone can build a Chromium app
  • The full Google Chrome browser is completely free to download and use
  • And according to StatCounter, around 68% of all web browsers globally are Google Chrome
  • That's down from a peak of 72%
  • Google Chrome was first released on September 2, 2008

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