If you don’t like to use any other web browser apart from Google Chrome, you are surely missing out on something unique. In 2020, Microsoft introduced a new feature to the Edge browser known as ‘Vertical Tabs.’

With Vertical tabs, the new Microsoft Edge browser easily outperforms Google Chrome on the usability front. Vertical tabs do not just look good; it significantly improves work efficiency. Also, the feature makes it easier to manage many tabs simultaneously.

We have already shared a detailed guide on enabling Vertical tabs on the Microsoft Edge browser. If you use Microsoft Edge, we recommend you check out that article.

Since Vertical tabs are unavailable in Google Chrome, users must rely on third-party extensions to bring the functionality.

Chrome Vertical Tabs – Enable Side Tabs in Chrome

In this article, we will share a detailed guide on how to get Vertical Tabs in the Google Chrome web browser.

The process will be easy; follow some of the simple steps below.

1. First of all, open Google Chrome on your desktop computer.

2. Now head to the Chrome web store and search for Vertical Tabs Or else, you can click on this link to directly open the webpage.

3. On the extension page, click the Add to Chrome button.

click on the 'Add to Chrome' button

4. On the confirmation popup, click on the Add Extension button.

click on the 'Add Extension' button

5. Once enabled, restart the web browser and browse regularly. You will note vertical tabs on the left side.

restart the web browser

6. Click on the Settings icon to set the vertical tab.

Click on the Settings icon

7. You can select the Sidebar position, auto-hide the sidebar, enable dark mode, and more from the settings page.

Adjust the vertical tab

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can enable the Vertical Tabs functionality on the Google Chrome browser.

Get Vertical Tabs in Chrome using OneTab

OneTab is another great extension on the list that can enable vertical tabs on Chrome browser. This one is basically a tab management Chrome extension that claims to save 95% of memory and reduce the tab clutter.

The extension is free and extremely easy to use. Here’s how to get vertical tabs in Google Chrome using the OneTab extension.

1. Open Google Chrome and visit the OneTab Extension page. Next, click the ‘Add to Chrome’ button to add the extension to your web browser.

Add to Chrome

2. On the confirmation prompt, click the ‘Add extension‘ button.

Add extension

3. Once the extension is installed, click the OneTab extension icon.

OneTab extension icon

4. The extension will automatically group all opened tabs and place them on the left sidebar.

left sidebar

5. Now restart your Google Chrome web browser. After the restart, you will find a new OneTab extension icon in the top left corner.

6. Clicking on the extension icon will immediately open the vertical tab in Chrome and view the opened tabs.

open the vertical tab in Chrome

That’s it! Now, whenever you feel like opening Chrome vertical tabs, click on the Onetab extension icon in the top right corner.

Also Read: Fix Google Chrome Keeps Crashing on Windows 11

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