Chrome’s New Feature: Detailed Memory Usage for Each Tab

Sticky notes are something quite a few people use to help keep track of things, but if, like me, you’re constantly flipping between tabs in your browser (I keep a ton of tabs open when browsing), then Google Chrome has a somewhat hidden feature that solves your memory management problems. The feature isn’t new, as such, it landed in Chrome earlier this year.

Freshly updated browsers such as Chrome 119 will allow you to hove over a tab to see just how much memory that tab is using.

If you’re not seeing memory usage, then you might want to make sure that you’re running the latest version of Chrome. You can turn this feature on earlier versions by going to:

You can also find this feature at chrome://flags/#tab-hover-cards

Memory Saver and Energy Saver are two options that could be a godsend for users, and they can be found in the Performance menu which can be accessed by clicking the three dots to the right of the address bar:

More Tools – Performance

Next Tools – Performance
Equipped with these tools, Chrome can show you memory usage while also making tabs that you’re not using inactive, freeing up memory for the tabs you are using.