When you get the latest Google Chrome update on Android you get access to tab groups. This option has been around for a while for the desktop browser, but is now also being rolled out to mobile users.
Tab groups within Google Chrome
The new tab groups replace the current implementation of tabs within the browser. Where you first saw tabs that took up almost a complete screen, it is now the case that you see several tabs in an overview. No tab also represents another tab, which should provide a better overview. In the meantime, all information is still on the screen, such as the name of the page, the icon and more.
Furthermore, it is still possible to delete the open pages, as you may have done before. Or else you can just click on the cross above the opened page. In the left corner is a button for opening a new tab.
For an average smartphone, you probably see six pages on the screen before you have to scroll down. In addition, you should keep in mind that Google Chrome now handles tabs for Incognito mode differently. They are not on the right, but have been given a separate button. At the top you see the famous little guy. Tap on that and you will see your tabs in secret mode.
When you now pick up an open page and drag it above another open page, and then release it, you create a tab group. This way you group web pages, which can be useful if you are working on something or if you want to have certain information together for your overview. In addition, there is the button for opening a page in a tab group. You can find it in the overflow menu.
If you don’t like the new layout at all, you can luckily switch it off. Copy the text below to your browser and then press the Default button. Select the Disabled option there and everything will go back to the old one.
chrome: // flags / # enable-tab-grid-layout