Google is working to optimize the display space of your tabs on Chrome, and to make their organization both more logical and practical. To d...
Google is working to optimize the display space of your tabs on Chrome, and to make their organization both more logical and practical. To do this, the firm is reportedly developing a system for automatically grouping tabs on its favorite browser.
With Chrome 85, available since a few weeks, Google was introducing tab grouping. This feature allows to manually group tabs into a single folder, which can be renamed and also color-coded. The giant of Mountain View has nevertheless some ideas to further improve this concept and the organization of tabs under Chrome.
The automatic grouping of tabs is under study...
Google has already added a new feature to Chrome Canary to reduce the size occupied by a group of tabs. However, the group plans to go even further by offering automatic tab grouping.
This is in any case what a new Chromium commit suggests. Spotted recently, it unveils a system for the time being experimental, which is nevertheless already present on Chrome Canary under the name "Tab Groups Auto Create". An evocative nickname. However, this feature seems to be still under development since its activation on Canary does not trigger anything convincing.
A potentially very practical feature
Other entries on the Chromium commitsuggest what this feature could allow. We learn that Chrome would be able to dynamically create a group of tabs when the user opens "a tab with the same domain as its parent tab".
Other references under Chromium also mention work on a scrollable tab strip, but it is clear that automatic tab grouping could already bring a real plus to the experience. One can also imagine that Chrome could automatically group tabs by theme, which would give it an edge over some rivals.