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Vivaldi on Android gets better tab management and search engine sync features

ByVirginia D. Bannon

Jun 1, 2022

What do you want to know

  • Vivaldi has announced version 5.3 of its mobile web browser on Android.
  • The latest update introduces a bunch of new features that let you rename and edit two rows of tab stacks.
  • It also lets you sync search engines and show tabs with a swipe gesture from the URL field.
  • You can also search for languages ​​to translate from the drop-down menu in the translation panel.

Vivaldi drastically improved the way you manage a ton of tabs earlier this year with its new two-level tabs feature (opens in a new tab), which displays full-size tabs in a second tab bar. The company has gone a step further by allowing you to rename and edit tab stacks.

It is part of a larger set of updates announced today as part of the rollout of Vivaldi 5.3 to Android. The latest version introduces a bunch of improvements that improve tab management, translation and synchronization of browsing data across your devices.

Perhaps the most notable change in the update is the ability to name your tab stacks. On mobile (and desktop), you can already organize multiple tabs into two tiers, with the top row showing your stacks and the bottom row showing the tabs in those groups. However, it was not possible to customize them until now.

To rename and edit tab stacks, you can tap on a group and choose “Edit Tab Stack” from the menu. You can also use the tab switcher to make necessary changes or assign names to your tab stacks.

Vivaldi Tab Stacks Feature (Image credit: Vivaldi)

Vivaldi has also designed a new solution for those who keep many tabs open but have trouble navigating between them. The browser now allows you to open the tab switcher with a swipe gesture from the address bar.

This action allows you to view all open, private, synced, and recently closed tabs. The feature can be enabled by going to the Settings menu and selecting “enable address bar swipe gesture” under the “General” section.

Other features include the ability to search for the languages ​​you want to translate by opening the translation panel drop-down menu. You can also sync your browsing data across all devices with Vivaldi installed, including most top Android phones, tablets, Chromebooks, desktops, laptops, and cars.