Do you ceaselessly collect dozens, maybe even hundreds of tabs in your Chrome browser window? Good news! Or maybe bad news depending on how you look at it: Chrome will now help to enable your excess with tab grouping, to help you better wrangle your unruly mass without having to actually close anything!
The feature, now available in Chrome Beta and eventually making its way to the stable release, allows you to group tabs into named categories by right clicking on them. That way, you can have your email, calendar, and whatever else you need under a group tab called “work,” for example. It’s a feature that has been available in other browsers for a while, and is now becoming increasingly standard.
The upside of this feature is obvious: it will let you exert an extra layer of organization on your cyberspace with a little more nuance than simply pinning tabs. The downside? It’s going to let you dive ever deeper into the pit of having a bajillion tabs open, never closing anything, and letting Chrome monopolize ever more of your CPU and battery life.
So yes, go nuts with the tab groupings if it helps you save your sanity. But maybe, you know, close a few.
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