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Google Chrome upgrade – Here is your first look at this browser’s best new feature

GOOGLE Chrome is braced to receive a new feature that has been eagerly anticipated and here is your first look at it.

Google Chrome is the most popular internet browser in the world but it is certainly not free of problems.

One of the biggest annoyances with Chrome is the fact users are not able to organise tabs in a meaningful fashion.

Instead, fans of the browser are forced to open multiple windows for different tabs if they want to separate them.

It appears Google is aware of Chrome’s tab grouping problem and is attempting to provide a solution.

A Chromium engineer recently posted the first image of how the American tech giant plans to allow fans to group tabs on the Chromium bug tracker page.

First spotted by ZDNet, the photo showcased what Google is dubbing “headers” that separate different page groups.

The headers were showcased above the URL bar, just like other tabs, and were differentiated from standard pages thanks to their lighter colour.

To the right of the header, the tabs within that group were displayed.

As noted by 9to5Google, the new headers appear to add further items to the user’s tab strip, rather than condensing them down.

However, the outlet speculated it would make sense if each group header is able to be collapsed at will.

If this is the case, it could allow for an easy way to save a set of pages for viewing later.

However, it is worth noting there is currently no evidence that supports such a claim.

The Chrome tabs feature showcased by the engineer is not currently available in Chrome Canary, an early version of the software that is used to test forthcoming functions.

This suggests it may be a while before all Chrome fans are able to take advantage of the new functionality.

It is worth noting Google has already started testing tab groups for Android through Chrome Canary.


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