Here's how to disable Tab Grouping in Chrome 91 on Android if you are not happy with this feature and want to open links in new tabs. Google's tab grouping is an option that the company considers convenient and must-have for every user. It is currently available in both Android and desktop versions of the browser.
If you browse plenty of web sites, you have to deal with many tabs. Obviously, it is an annoying task to find a tab you have opened some time ago. That's why Google has implemented the Tab Grouping feature in Chrome. It will allow you to easily differentiate a group of tabs united by the same topic.
Google Chrome automatically creates a new group when opening a tab with the same domain as its parent tab. However, not all users like this feature. There are many users who would like to restore the classic behavior, when a link opens in a new tab, regardless of its parent domain.
Initially, Chrome on Android had a flag to disable tab grouping. Unfortunately, it is no longer a thing. The flag is not effective as of this writing. More than that, all flags we were able to find in Chrome's experimental settings have no effect.
Luckily, there is still a trick that disables the automatic tab grouping in Chrome. This post will show you how it can be done.
Disable Tab Grouping in Chrome 91 on Android
- Open Google Chrome for Android.
chrome://flagsinto the address bar.
- Find the option Temporarily unexpire M89 flags option and set it to Disabled.
- Look for the Temporarily unexpire M90 flags option and set it to Disabled.
- Relaunch the browser.
- Now, search for the option Tab Groups and set it to Disables.
- Finally, search for the option Tab Groups UI Improvements and set it to Disabled too.
- Relaunch the browser.
You are done. As of the moment of this writing and Chrome 91 for Android the above procedure is the only method to disable the Tab Groups feature in the browser.
Carefully follow the instructions above, as Temporarily unexpire options must be disabled and the browser needs to be restarted to make two other options appear and work.
Obviously, it is a temporary solution. The key options here are Temporarily unexpire M90 flags and Temporarily unexpire M89 flags. Once Google will drop them, the game is over. Unfortunately, Google is known for its forced changes over the user experience, so nobody should expect a reliable solution if the company wants to have Tab Groups in its browser.
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