How to Disable Grid Layout / Tab Groups in Chrome for Android
How to Disable Grid Layout / Tab Groups in Chrome for Android

While Google pushes many features to Chrome regularly to help users be productive, not all are useful. Grid layout and Tab grouping are few such features that are disliked by few in the community and looking for reversing it. And if you’re one of those feeling the same, look now, whereas we got you covered.

Chrome browser’s Grid layout and Tab grouping can be disabled through the Chrome flags section, which is available for most browsers running on Chromium engine and is very helpful. Through the Flags section, Google lets experimenting users try all the features in the pipeline or tweak existing ones. Thus, you can reverse this unwanted function now.

How to Turn Off Google Chrome Grid Layout and Tab Grouping?

Before making the changes, make sure you’re ready for it. Disabling the Grid Layout in the Chrome browser will make Tab Grouping useless, which is a useful feature for those dealing with multiple tabs. So if you’re ready for it anyway, here you go;

  1. In your Chrome browser, type chrome://flags in the address bar and hit Enter.
  2. Entering the Flags section, search as Grid in the above search bar and look for results. You’ll find Tab Grid Layout as the first one.
  3. Spotting the feature, tap on the Default option to see the available changes you can make to it, where you should select Disabled to turn it off.
  4. You’ll be asked to relaunch the browser to see the changes taking effect. But before that, search for two more flags for disabling them too.
  5. Search for “tab strip” and Disable the “Conditional Tab Strip” flag.
  6. Now search for “tab groups” and Disable the “Tab Groups” flag, click Relaunch to restart the browser.

Now, relaunching the browser will have these functions disabled. But for all the existing tabs to be arranged in a classic vertical layout, relaunch the browser.

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