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How to enable tab previews in Google Chrome

Google's Chrome browser is adding preview for tabs, and in this guide, you'll learn the steps to enable the feature.

Enabling tab previews in Google Chrome

Google is adding tab preview to its Chrome browser. The new feature, just like in Microsoft Edge for Windows 10, takes the place of the tooltip, and it allows you to get a small preview of the other tabs when hovering over with the mouse pointer.

Chrome calls the new feature “Tab Hover Cards,” and it’s expected to arrive in future versions of the browser, but you can try it now by updating the experimental settings using the latest Canary builds.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to enable the Tab Hover Cards (tab previews) in the Chrome web browser.

How to enable Tab Hover Cards feature in Chrome

To enable Tab Hover Cards on Chrome, use these steps:

  1. Download and install the Canary version of Chrome.

  2. Open Chrome.

  3. Type the following path in the address bar and press Enter:

    chrome://flags/#tab-hover-cards
  4. Use the drop-down menu on the right and select Enabled (or Disabled to turn the feature off).

  5. Type the following path in the address bar and press Enter:

    chrome://flags/#tab-hover-card-images
  6. Use the drop-down menu on the right and select Enabled (or Disabled to turn the feature off).

    Chrome flags, enable Tab Hover Cards feature
    Chrome flags, enable Tab Hover Cards feature
  7. Click the Relaunch now button.

Once you complete the steps, open multiple websites in different tabs, and hovering over the other tabs should now display a card, an image giving you a preview of the website.

While we’re focusing this guide on Windows 10, Tab Hover Cards are also available for macOS, ChromeOS, and Linux, and the steps outlined above should work in all editions of Chrome.