How to Create and Save Tab Groups in Chrome

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Give your everyday browser tasks some chill with saved tab groups in Chrome.

With the convenience of web apps, the majority of things that used to have a standalone app locally on the computer now can be accessed simply through the browser of your computer.

Though the convenience came at a cost, more browser-based app access meant more tabs, and that translated into more clutter. However, to declutter the mess and offer a better user experience every major browser introduced ‘Tab Groups’.

As the name suggests, tab groups allow you to easily club together homogenous tabs to have everything organized and make it easy for yourself when trying to find a tab from 50 other tabs.

To be able to enjoy the convenience of tab groups completely, you can also save them in Chrome and open them up later if and when you feel the need to do so.

But before we jump into saving some tab groups, let’s get a quick refresher on how to create one.

How to Create a Tab Group in Chrome

Creating a tab group in Chrome is a cakewalk. It is fast, easy, and simple. Moreover, in terms of effort, the majority of it will go in identifying the tabs to group together than actually creating one for them.

From the opened tabs in Chrome, right-click on one of the tabs you wish to add to a group. Next, click to choose the ‘Add tab to a new group’ option.

Next, you will be required to put in a name for the tab group. Type in an appropriate name for the tab group and hit Enter on your keyboard to confirm.

Technically, the tab group is created but a group needs to have more than one entity.

Thus from all the other currently opened tabs in Chrome, right-click on the one you wish to add to the group you created. Next, hover over the ‘Add tab to the group’ option and then click on the tab group name to add the tab.

And that’s it, you have successfully created a tab group in Chrome. Repeat the last step to add more tabs to the group.


How to Save Tab Groups in Chrome

At the time of this writing (20th October, 2021), the Save Tab Group feature in Chrome is available as an experimental feature and hence can be enabled only through the Chrome flags menu.

Enable ‘Tab Groups Save’ experimental flag in Chrome

To get started, launch the Chrome browser from the desktop, Start Menu, or the launchpad of your respective device.

After that type or copy+paste the following address in the Chrome address bar and hit Enter.

chrome://flags

Then, locate the ‘Tab Groups Save’ option from the list and click on the following drop-down menu. Next, click to choose the ‘Enabled’ option to enable it for the browser on the device.

You might need to relaunch the Chrome browser to enable the feature for the changes to take effect. Click the ‘Relaunch’ button present at the bottom right corner of the Chrome window to do so.

Saving Tab Groups in Chrome

Saving a tab group in Chrome isn’t rocket science. In fact, the process only asks for a single click from your side once you have enabled the feature from Chrome flags.

To save a Tab Group in Chrome, first, right-click on the currently opened Tab Group name and then Turn on the toggle switch next to the ‘Save group’ option to save it for later use.

And that’s it, folks, the tab group you created is now saved and you will be able to quickly access it if you close the group or even when you close and reopen Chrome.


How to Access Saved Tab Groups in Chrome

Chrome allows you to quickly open the save tab group if you closed the group and wish to revisit at a later time or even in the case you have relaunched Chrome.

To do so, launch the Chrome browser from the desktop, Start Menu, or the Launchpad of your respective device.

Next, click on the downward arrow icon present right next to the minimize button. Then, locate your tab group from the ‘Recently closed’ section and click on it to open the tab group again.


Being able to save Tab groups in Chrome should significantly help boost productivity for many users. Casual users can also use it to save open tabs in Chrome by quickly creating a group and saving it.