How to use Safari Tab Groups on Mac

How to use Safari Tab Groups on Mac

Ever been in a situation where you’re working on multiple assignments simultaneously and keeping track of all the open tabs gets out of hand? It happens more often than you think, and most of us have difficulty keeping track of all the open tabs. The solution to this problem is to organize these tabs. You can do so by creating Tab Groups in Safari.

If you’re unaware of the method to group tabs in Safari, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Read along and learn how to group tabs and more tips and tricks for the same.

How to set up a Safari Tab Group on Mac

If you’re just getting started with your work, I recommend you create an empty Tab Group. However, you can also create a Tab Group that will store all the open websites in one Tab Group. Mentioned below are steps both for creating an empty Tab Group and also creating a Tab Group by selecting all the active tabs.

Create an Empty Tab Group

  1. Open Safari on Mac.
  2. Click on the small dropdown icon at the top left corner of your screen just beside the Toolbar icon.

    Create an Empty Tab Group
  3. Select the New Empty Tab Group option.
  4. Rename the Tab Group.

    Create an Empty Tab Group 2  

And, Done. You’ve just created a new Empty Tab Group. You can create multiple such Tab Groups to streamline your work.  

Create Tab Groups of all active tabs

  1. Open Safari on Mac. 
  2. Click on the small dropdown icon at the top left corner of your screen just beside the Toolbar icon

    Create an Empty Tab Group
  3. Select the New Tab Group with 4 Tabs option. 
  4. Rename the Tab Group.

    Create an Empty Tab Group 2

And, Done. All your active tabs have been moved to a single Tab Group. If you’d like to send one tab to another Tab Group, read along.

How to move tab to another Tab Group

Moving tabs from one Tab Group to another is as easy as ABC. Just follow the steps mentioned below, and I’m certain none of you will have any trouble moving an active tab from one Tab Group to another.

  1. Open Safari on Mac.
  2. Right Click/ Control-Click the tab you want to move to another Tab Group.
  3. Select the Move to Tab Group option.
  4. Now choose the Tab Group you want to send the current tab to.

    Move tab to another Tab Group in Safari on Mac

And, Done. You’ve sent the active tab to be a part of another Tab Group. You can head to the Tab Group and continue your work there.  

View, Open, and Edit Tab Groups in Safari on Mac

So, you’ve just created Tab Groups but have no idea where to access all the created Tab Groups from? I’ve got you covered. Read along.  

There are two methods to Open Tab Groups. With the latter method, you can not only access the Tab Groups but also copy links, rearrange, rename, delete, etc., Tab Group.  

Method 1:  

  1. Open Safari on Mac. 
  2. Click on the small dropdown icon at the top left corner of your screen just beside the Toolbar icon. The dropdown menu will have all the Tab Groups you’ve created.
  3. Select the Tab Group you want to navigate to.  

    Open tab groups in Safari on Mac

Method 2: 

  1. Open Safari on Mac.
  2. Click on the Toolbar icon located beside the window control buttons.
  3. Under Tab Groups, you can find all the Tab Groups you created.
  4. Right Click/ Control-Click the Tab Group to rename or delete the Tab Group, or you can also copy links of tabs in the Tab Group.
  5. Click, hold and drag a Tab Group to rearrange the Tab Groups as you wish.

    Rename or delete Tabs Group in Safari on iMac

Sync Tab Groups across devices

All the tabs open on your Mac in Safari will sync across all your Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad, etc. To enable syncing of tabs across all your devices, follow the steps mentioned below,  

  1. Ensure you’ve signed in to all your Apple devices with the same Apple ID.  
  2. Turn on Safari in iCloud Preferences.
  3. Also, enable two-factor authentication on all your Apple devices.

FAQs

Q. How to rename a Tab Group? 

Click the Toolbar icon → Right-click/ Control-click the Tab Group → Click Rename → Done.  

Q. How to delete a Tab Group? 

Click the Toolbar icon → Right-click/ Control-click Delete → Done.  

Q. How to copy links in a Tab Group? 

Click the Toolbar icon → Right-click/ Control-click Copy Links → Done. (A list consisting of all the links of the tabs in the group will be copied to your clipboard) 

And that’s all you need to create and navigate through Tab Groups in Safari. If you have any other doubts regarding Tab Groups in Safari on Mac, leave a comment below, and I’ll try my best to help you find a solution.

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