Add a tab grouping feature like Opera Workspaces

Add a feature like Opera’s Workspaces. These are like virtual desktops but for your browser. You create a “workspace” and can open tabs in it, then you can create a different workspace and create another set of tabs in it and can switch back and forth between the workspaces. New tabs are automatically added to the active workspace.

I regularly have 50+ tabs open when browsing. An (optional) Workspace feature would allow you to group the tabs into logical groupings based on task/function. Many times I have tabs open that are not relevant to what I am doing at the moment. I might not return to them for days or weeks but I keep them there because I do intend (hope) to return to them. Meanwhile they are cluttering up my browser.

Ideally this would probably be combined with a feature where those tabs in non-active workspaces are sleeping or otherwise using reduced resources

There is one. Right click a tab > Add tab to new group

Really compare this sollutions… Opera workspaces, hands down is winner here… Top of productivity… I cannot even pin when using bookmarks groups… this is useless and ugly sollution


I want most visible area possible! Opera really sucks on this

If you’re referring to the side bar, that’s just a UI detail. They could still implement workspaces without using up screen real estate, or at least, offer a few different options. For example, they could put it in a bottom status bar or in a menu


I vote in favor of having “workspaces” like those in Opera web browser. Moreover, I want to emphasize the distinction among workspaces and tab grouping. If you look at the screenshot posted by @rajciok , at the left pane you will see the briefcase, star and other icons that represents workspaces. Each of these workspaces is capable to hold virtually unlimited tabs. I use to dedicate one workspace for personal browsing and two or more for work-related.

Now, tab grouping (Add tab to new group) is a feature already implemented in Brave; however, it’s not enough for my purposes. It’s easier and more quickly to click to a workspace and access the tabs related to a defined purpose (personal, for example).

I believe it would make Brave to gain a strategic position if you implement Opera-style workspaces combined with tab grouping. I’d love this!


Agreed, that would be a game changer in productivity


This is the reason I didn’t use Brave for so long.
I just started using it to try it out, but the grouping feature is just not comparable with the workspaces. I remember the first browser with workspaces I used was Firefox at least 10years ago (as an extension) and since then I can’t imagine using a browser without this function.

I really hope brave will add something similar soon.


I’m currently using Opera. I like it, but I’m finding I get a lot of “Out of Memory” issues. I installed Brave on my Linux box a while ago and decided to try it on my every day Windows machine.

One thing that is an absolute requirement for me is workspaces, similar to those in Opera. I like to split out, and keep separate the tabs I use for home and those I use for work.

It seems this was required some time ago but I don’t see any indication that it was ever added or implemented in any way. Maybe there is a different forum for requesting enhancements?

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I rilly think they need to add workspaces to brave. or some form of it.

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YES PLEASE. Recently jumped from Opera to Brave myself, and for the most part, I love it. However, there are a few Opera features I’d really love to have here and Workspaces is probably the biggest one for me. It enables so much more choice in tab management, especially if you like to keep your tabs separated by general theme/topic. I use the Reading List for this (and it’s working pretty well) but it also does mean that there are times where that list gets extremely long. Having Workspaces for stuff I plan to get to within the day would be really nice!

Vivaldi is way better than Opera in that regard.

Why do you say that? I use Vivaldi as my main browser and I don’t think it has any tab management feature that’s better than opera workspaces

I checked Opera, and it seems better but I stay on Vivaldi on that regard.

Vivaldi workspaces wins and its the main reason i make it my main browser. I love brave and i still use it for casual browsing, but as i work with different companies and projects I use Vivaldi for my work which is most of my day. Vivaldi workspaces make my life easier.


Similar ssues with Opera and Chrome, vs Vivaldi, are:
Chrome, all the tabs are still up at the top and the more you add the smaller they get, even though you’ve grouped them. None of the extensions seem to deal with groups very well, so any of the tab mgmt extensions may at best color the tabs, but they are all still there, or they don’t recognize tab groups at all.

Opera. Similar to chrome as regards Extensions. Even through Opera has nicely handled having workspace tabs separate, you select your “Work” workspace and the only tabs shown in the tabs at the top of the browser are the “Work” tabs. You switch to your “Shopping” workspace and only Shopping tabs are shown at the top. But, the extensions seem oblivious to these workspaces, so any of the tree-tab or vertical tab extensions just show every tab, in order they were opened, so all the tabs from all your workspaces are all intermingled.

Vivaldi… Allows putting the tab-bar left-right-top-bottom, so many of the tabbing extensions are not needed. When you switch to a different workspace, the only tabs on your tab bar are for that workspace, whether your tabs are at the top of the screen or the left of the screen. I wish Brave did workspaces/tab-groupings the way Vivaldi does.

Actually, Chrome and Brave have a little feature of being able to click a workspace and having it collapse and expand, so that somewhat takes care of the issue of always showing all tabs.


there’s extension called Workona which gives you a similar feature to workspaces in Vivaldi. but I have to say it doesn’t work that well with Brave.

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This notion of tab grouping has to be a serious consideration by the Brave people. I want to like Brave but I find it hard.
No ‘workspaces’, no History in the sidebar (when you add its icon to the sidebar it’s just a link to the full history page THAT STEALS THE CURRENT TAB YOU’RE ON. So much for not considering muscle/process memory. And more.

FWIW, thinking of what happens when inbreeding permeates a species, a proper alternative to the Chromium strain is Firefox. Let it die and Chromium becomes a child of its burghers.
Firefox has an excellent ‘workspaces’ addon called ‘Simple Tab Groups’, and together with Firefox’s ‘Multi-Account Containers’ allows tab grouping and tab isolation.
Oh to be brave.

I agree. I run Vivaldi for this reason on my work PC. I can’t make the jump to brave until they implement this feature since I have so many tabs open. Seems that every other major web browser has this now, except for chrome. Edge, Opera, Vivaldi, and even Safari to some extent with their tab groups functionality has this.

Agree with the feature of adding workspaces. Don’t look only to Opera. Workspaces are supported in Vivaldi, Opera, Edge.
Difference between profiles and workspaces: each profile has it’s own data like history, cookies, setting etc.
Differ from tab grouping: each workspace has it’s own tabs and tabs groups, you could open tabs in new windows.
The feature is very useful and it’s hard to use browser without is since you’ve got used to it.