Google Chrome will now let you control syncing saved tab groups more effectively

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Because it enables platform-agnostic sync, Google Chrome is one of the most adaptable browsers for Android and even other operating systems. To continue surfing where you left off, even if you’re halfway around the world, all you need to do is be signed in with the same Gmail ID on all your devices. With new toggles for syncing saved tab groups directly from the tab strip on Chrome Canary 117 for desktop, Google is now providing you with even more options for synchronization.

The most recent stable edition of the browser, Chrome 115, already has several toggles that let you customize which data syncs and which data stays on a device. These toggles are useful if you want your bookmarks from one machine to be accessible on another, but you prefer that their browsing histories be kept distinct and unsynchronized. The tab group headers in the tab strip had recently been updated when well-known Chrome feature researcher @Leopeva64 on Twitter noticed a new toggle switch labelled Save group with a sync icon next to it.

By enabling this setting, you can sync a specific tab group across all Chrome-enabled devices. The Saved tab groups toggle has now been discovered by Leopeva64 under Settings You and Google Sync Manage what you sync. You may now select whether saved tab groups are synchronized between devices. It’s noteworthy that the toggle has no bearing on the Active tabs setting. The report claims that before key Google product officials intervened to recommend differently, Chromium engineers seriously explored integrating sync for tab groups with the current Active tabs toggle.

Now that the two toggles are independent from one another, Chrome will let you sync tab groups apart from active tabs. This implies that a selected tab group for Amazon deal-hunting, continuing academic research, or awaiting work projects can be enabled to sync separately even if active tabs are not set to sync across devices. This tool, which is a part of Chrome’s 2023 design update, is helpful.

However, it is only available to users of Chrome 117 Canary at the moment, and the implementation may change when version 117 enters the stable channel.

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