Google Chrome is undoubtedly the most popular browser on Android phones. And in the recent Google Chrome update, a new feature introduced that is grid view tabs. If you are using the latest Google Chrome browser then you must have noticed the changes on your phone. Well, I don’t like this new feature much. And if you also agree with me then this guide is for you. Here you will know how to turn off grid view tabs on the Google Chrome browser.
Google was working on this feature for a long time, and it is now already available for some users. The feature may take some time to reach all Android users. It also includes the grouping of similar tabs. When the feature is enabled, you will need to first select the grid and then choose the particular tab in that group. If you find this feature irritating or not suitable for your usage. Luckily there is an option to disable it that we are going to explain in this guide.
How to Disable Grid View Tabs on Google Chrome
This new Grid View tabs feature may be productive in a few cases, but I still prefer the scrollable tabs that allow us to easily navigate between tabs. Also grouping similar tabs also makes things complicated as tabs size decreases. And you may not see the content of the tab when it is in grid view. Here’s how it looks in the latest Google Chrome update.
If you want to disable the Grid Layout tabs on your Google Chrome, then you will be happy to know that it is a simple task turning off Grid View Tabs.
This is possible with the help of flags on Google Chrome, where you will find all experimental features with advanced options. You should not change the value in the Flags if you don’t know the purpose of that option. So, make sure to follow the exact process as mentioned below.
Step 1: Open Google Chrome browser on your Android phone.
Step 2: Now open chrome://flags on your browser which will open the list of experimental features.
Step 3: There will be many features on the list but don’t change anything that you don’t know about in the list.
Step 4: Search for Grid on the search bar available in flags.
Step 5: It will bring up the features related to Grid including other features whose terms are related to the grid.
Step 6: Look for the ‘Tab Grid Layout’ option, and you will find the default option selected.
Step 7: Tap on the Default option and it will show the available option in the drop-down menu.
Step 8: Select Disable option from the list to turn off Grid View Tabs on your Google Chrome browser in Android.
Step 9: Once you change the default value, Google Chrome will ask to relaunch your Browser, so tap on the Relaunch button to restart your browser.
Step 10: Now check the Tabs view if your browser has the old one or not. And if you still see the Grid View tabs then close the browser and reopen it manually.
I had to restart my browser twice in order to reflect the changes on the browser. And then you can also enjoy the old scrolling view tabs on your Google Chrome browser in Android.
It is one of the best features of the browser that lets you customize available features as per the user’s preferences. Users can enable and disable experimental features directly in the browser. The flags page on the browser is worth exploring, as there you will know more about your browser and its features. It is not advised to change settings on the experimental features page, but once you are well familiar with any feature, you can play with its settings.
So that’s all on how to turn off Grid View tabs on Google Chrome in Android. And for more guides related to Google Chrome follow us on Social Media to get notifications on the latest guides. Also, if you have any queries then let us know in the comment section.