How to Disable Chrome Tab Groups on Android

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In this guide, we will show you how to disable Chrome tab groups on Android. One of the most popular among users browser around the world is Google Chrome and it can easily be said that it is one of the most used as well. Along the same lines, the mobile version of Google Chrome also has no shortage of users. A few days ago, Google had launched and released a new update for Google Chrome on Android, in which we got to see a new user interface that features a grid view tab layout. But if you do not like the new look then you can read this guide here on how to disable Chrome tab groups.

The introduction and addition of a grid layout for Google Chrome and tab grouping on Android had already been announced by Google back in September 2019. At first Google released the promised tab groups and the grid layout in beta, then after some time, the anticipation was over and the updated user interface was publicly rolled out to all Android users. Although the update reached out to the majority of Google Chrome users on Android, some still did not receive the update.

So the grid layout and tab groups update was at last released publicly for all Android users from the February of 2021. But many of the users did not like the new interface and they still prefer the older one. So if you are one of those users and want to remove the remove the new interface, then you are at the right place because here we will show you how to easily disable Chrome tab groups on Android.

Disable Chrome group tabs on Android

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How to Disable Chrome Tab Groups on Android

Follow the steps given below to disable Chrome tab groups on your Android device:

STEP 1: First, open up the Google Chrome browser on your Android device and then tap on the search bar on the top or the address bar.

STEP 2: Now enter chrome://flags/#enable-tab-grid-layout in the search bar and then tap on the search button or the Enter button.

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STEP 3: There you will be able to see a tab grid layout setting which would be highlighted with yellow.

STEP 4: Then tap on the drop down menu below and then choose Disabled.

STEP 5: Once done, tap on the Relaunch button that appears on the bottom of the screen.

STEP 6: With this, your Google Chrome browser will restart.

STEP 7: Now you will be able to see vertical tab arrangement on your Google Chrome browser.

NOTE: If you still do not get the vertical tab arrangement on your Chrome browser, then restart it multiple times so that the tab groups will be removed.

So that was it from our side on how to disable Chrome tab groups on Android. We hope that you found this guide helpful. Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

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Uzair Hussain is a dedicated writer who loves to read and research about android phones and technology. Has always enjoyed exploring further into tech and likes to share his knowledge through publishing writings.

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