Google Is Making Chrome Tabs 10% Faster

If you use Google's Chrome browser and always have several tabs open at once, you're going to be pretty happy about a tabs performance update.

Loading times in Chrome are being sped up by 10%, which is great news for people who use open tabs as a check list.

"These days, people are spending a lot of time in their browsers to get things done, whether for work, school or something else," Alex Ainslie, Chrome's director of UX, said in a blog post Tuesday. "And while some write out a formal to-do list to keep track of tasks, for others, their to-do list is their tabs in Chrome."

It's also going to be easier to organize related tabs into groups—Chrome will give users the ability to expand and collapse multiple tabs into one.

Another update allows you to hover over tabs to see a preview thumbnail of the page—a solution to a problem people face when they have several tabs open and don't know which page is which.

The updates will roll out gradually over the next few weeks..