Chrome for Android adds ‘Tab Groups’ section to overview menu

Google is testing out a new section in Tabs Overview that will users to better organize their grouped tabs and improve their browsing experience.

While the feature of grouping tabs was already live on Chrome, the groups were shown in the container in the Tabs Menu itself. Now we have a separate section of ‘Tab Groups’ that boasts all grouped tabs. The steps to group tabs are the same as before, i.e., select tabs and click Group tabs.

On clicking the Tab Groups section, you will see the list of all groups you created, along with the time of creation. Earlier, it grouped tabs based on the user-assigned name and color rather than showing creation time.

However, it appears that the new section is still in development. Even though the section perfectly lists the groups, they are still non-functional. As you can see in the second image, when we click on the three-dot menu, we see no action. Also, the thumbnail too is absent.

We are using Chrome Version 125.0.6421.2 and found some flags to trigger the new layout. You can try out it yourself.

  • Tab Group Pane Android

Enables showing a new pane in the hub that displays and allows interactions with tab groups. These groups may be currently opened in the tab mode or currently hidden. – Android


  • Tab Group Parity Android

Enables cross-platform tab group feature parity on Android, which includes colors and required titles. – Android


We have already covered the new layout coming to Chrome, where it is discussed about the New Tab button. We speculated the re-location due to mobile-friendliness, but now it is clear that it is the adjustment to these new sections.


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