On regular web browsing, we usually open 10-20 tabs on a single Windows. Well, if your PC has enough RAM, the web browser can easily handle all those tabs. It’s also pretty easy to accidentally open a few dozen tabs.

However, the tab addiction problem is that we tend to lose track of the one we need quickly. Google is well aware of such issues, so they have introduced a handy tab search feature on Chrome 87.

The tab search feature adds a drop-down arrow in the top tab bar that shows all of your open tabs when selected. You can use the search bar of the feature to switch between all opened tabs.

Although Chrome 87 introduced the new tab search feature, it was limited to Chromebooks only. However, now with Chrome 88, you can use the Tab Search feature on Windows, Mac, or Linux.

Also Read: 10 Best Google Chrome Extensions

Steps to Enable & Use the Tab Search Feature of Chrome Browser

In this article, we will share a step-by-step guide on how to enable and use the tab search feature of the Google Chrome web browser. So, let’s check out.

Step 1. First of all, head to this link and download the Chrome beta version.

download the Chrome beta version

Step 2. Once downloaded, open the Google Chrome beta on your computer.

Step 3. Now on the URL bar, type in Chrome://flags and hit the Enter button.

type in Chrome://flags

Step 4. Now search for the ‘Tab Search’ feature.

search for the 'Tab Search' feature

Step 5. Enable the Tab Search flag by using the drop-down menu.

Enable the Tab Search flag

Step 6. Once enabled, click on the ‘Relaunch‘ button to restart the web browser.

click on the 'Relaunch' button

Step 7. After the restart, you would notice a drop-down arrow in the top tab bar. Just click on the drop-down arrow to use the tab search feature.

drop-down arrow in the top tab bar

Step 8. It will list all the tabs that were currently opened in the Window. You can search and switch between tabs easily.

search and switch between tabs easily

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can enable & use the Tab search feature in the Google Chrome browser.

This article is all about enabling and using the tab search feature of the Google Chrome web browser. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also.


  1. I’m curious if this reduces the load on RAM. I put a link to a video I would like to share by Linus Tech Tips. They loaded 2 terabytes of RAM on a system. Opened 1000 tabs on Google Chrome and was consuming only 5% of the memory. I’ve seen some tab consolidators that claimed they reduce memory usage but all the reviews were negative.
    I enjoy going to the Chrome://flags page and turning things on that are off by default. I maintain a list as I go along flipping switches so i don’t forget if anything doesn’t work properly or breaks the interface. Also, I flip them in small groups of about 3 or 4 that way it is easier to figure out which one may have done something unwanted.


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