Whether you're shopping or researching, juggling dozens of open tabs can be overwhelming. Popular browsers like Microsoft Edge, Chrome, and Firefox already offer options to group tabs, but Microsoft Edge takes this up a notch by letting AI automatically group similar tabs together. This means you don't have to go through the trouble of manually selecting and grouping tabs.
The similar tab grouping feature is a new feature in Microsoft Edge that is currently being tested with Edge Canary users, but it is expected to be rolled out to all Edge users in the near future.
Let us see how to automatically group similar tabs in Microsoft Edge, so you can keep your browsing organized and efficient.
What is the 'Group Similar Tabs' feature in Microsoft Edge?
The ‘Group similar tabs’ feature is a major improvement over the current tab grouping feature in Edge, which requires you to manually select and group tabs together. The new feature will save you time and effort, and it will make it easier to keep track of your open tabs.
The browser will analyze the open tabs and group them based on how similar they are. Similarities can be based on domain names, web page titles, types of websites (such as shopping websites, social media websites, etc.), and many more.
The browser will then show you a list of suggested groups. You can then choose to accept the suggested groups or make changes to them.
How to Group Similar Tabs in Microsoft Edge
With the automatic similar tab grouping feature, you can quickly group tabs in two clicks. Here's how you do this:
- When you have multiple tabs related to a specific task or topic open in your Edge browser, click the 'Tab actions menu' button located in the upper corner of the browser window (right next to the first tab).
- From the menu, select the 'Group similar tabs' option.
- The browser will take a few seconds to analyze the tabs and propose the groups based on their similarities.
- If you are happy with the groupings, just click the 'Group tabs' button to instantly group the tabs.
You can also rename and color-code the tab groups before creating them to make them easier to organize. You can also move tabs between groups and remove tabs from the groups.
- To customize the name and accent color of a tab group, click the three dots button next to the group name.
- You can then rename the group name and pick a color from the available colors to change the color of the tab group.
- The AI doesn't always get the groupings right, so there might be some mismatches. You can always move tabs to a different group by dragging the tab to a different tab group. Alternatively, right-click the tab and select 'Add a tab to group'. Then, choose a group or click 'New group' to create a new group.
- After making changes to the group, click 'Group tabs'.
- The grouped tabs will look like shown below. You can click on the group name to expand and collapse the tabs. To make room on the tab bar, you can collapse the groups by clicking on the group label. To view the tabs, click the group label again to expand them.
Managing Grouped Tabs in Microsoft Edge
After grouping the tabs, you can edit them by right-clicking on the group name or label. When you right-click on the group label, you will have options to change the group name, accent color, ungroup, close grouped tabs, etc.
To ungroup the tabs, right-click on the group name and select 'Ungroup'.
To close all the tabs under the group, select 'Close grouped tabs'.
To move the group to a new window, right-click the label and select 'Move group to new window'.
Grouping similar tabs in Microsoft Edge is a great way to stay organized and focused when browsing the web. It's easy to do, and there are two ways to do it: manually and automatically.
If you find yourself opening a lot of tabs on a regular basis, we recommend using Edge's automatic tab grouping feature. It's a great way to save time and improve your browsing experience.