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How to pin a tab in Google Chrome

If you surf the web regularly, there’s probably a high chance that you visit the same website pretty routinely. But instead of closing the tab every time, why not leave it open, but minimize it so it doesn’t take up much space? That’s where pinning tabs in Google Chrome comes into play and might help your workflow.

How to pin a tab in Google Chrome

  1. Open a new tab in Chrome
  2. Right-click on tab
  3. Select ‘Pin tab’

First, open any website that you want to pin. For me, I keep a good number of tabs pinned for both social media networks as well as sites I regularly visit for work.

Now, right-click on the tab itself up at the top of the Chrome web browser. You can see a screenshot of this in action below.

From there, just select Pin tab and you’re done. The tab you pinned will now be miniaturized, and you should only see the site’s favicon.

There are several things you should know about pinned tabs. First, you can move the tabs around if you have multiple pinned tabs, but they will always remain to the left side of Chrome and cannot be placed between two full-sized tabs. Second, if you close Chrome and reopen it later, the tabs you pinned should open back up with the browser, making it so you don’t need to do this entire process over again.

If you have any questions, make sure to leave them in the comment section below or hit me up on Twitter.

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