“Side tabs” were an experimental feature on Chrome that many among us loved. This will be removed from future versions. However, the team may look at a different way to present this use case.
” Sidetabs were an experiment that didn’t pan out. They’re in a half-working state and should be removed, says Glen. We’ll try to come up with other approaches for this use case.”
This change was added to Chromium couple of hours back. This will be gradually moved to Chrome Dev and Beta versions and then to the stable version.
I can already see comments from users who loved this feature.”i actually use the vertical tabs all the time, and would like them in Linux version too.
“Why are they being removed? Is an alternative going to be in the actual release. Otherwise why not wait until the alternative is ready?” one asks. “They are not “half-working”, they are “awesome-working” another user says. I am sure many here as well will have the opinon that this should not be removed until an alternative is ready.