How to Use Tab Groups in Safari on Mac

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Safari now features tab groups that organize your browser tabs in groups you can label and move around. It helps you reduce tab clutter, similar to how tab groups work on Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome. Here’s how to use them.
To use tab groups in Safari, you need to be running Safari 15 or later. You can update Safari using System Preferences.
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When you’re ready, launch Safari on your Mac and open your favorite websites in different tabs. Next, click the “Show Sidebar” icon in the top-left corner of Safari to reveal the Sidebar.

In the Sidebar, you’ll see the number of Tabs open at the top. Right-click the button showing the number of tabs open at the top of the sidebar and select “New Tab Group with [#] Tabs” to add all the open tabs into a single new tab group.
Right-click on the tab at the top and select "New Tab Group With Tabs."
All the tabs will appear in a new “Untitled” tab group on the Sidebar. Right-click “Untitled” and select “Rename.” Give a new name to the tab group and hit Return to save it.
Right-click on "Untitled" tab group and select "Rename."
Next, click the “Hide Sidebar” button in the top-left corner of Safari to close the Sidebar.

Safari will show you the tab group label at the top, next to the “Show Sidebar” button.

To move a tab into a new or existing tab group, right-click on the particular tab, select “Move to Tab Group,” and choose an existing tab group name or a new tab group.
Right-click on a tab, select "Move to Tab Group" and choose a new tab group or an existing one.
You can switch between the tab groups by clicking on the tab label in the top-left corner of Safari.
Click on the tab group label on the top-left corner to reveal other tab grous.
To add a new tab in any group, you can press Command+T to open a new tab or click the “+” (plus) button in the top-right corner of Safari. You can re-arrange the order of the tab groups by dragging them above or below the existing groups on the Sidebar.
Select and drag the tab group upward or downward to rearrange it.
To delete a tab from a tab group, hit the Tabs Overview button in the top-right corner (four squares) to see the snapshot of tabs in a group. Then, click the “X” in the top-left of the tab preview thumbnail to remove it from the group.

Tab Groups are a helpful feature for organizing and managing tabs instead of leaving several of them open. You can also copy the links of the open tabs in a tab group to save them for later before you close all the tabs at once. Happy Browsing!
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