Although you can use Chrome extensions, such as “The Great Suspender,” designed to reduce the memory footprint of the browser, Microsoft Edge has a new “Tab Freeze” feature that freezes those tabs that you haven’t been interacting after five minutes freeing up memory and processor being consumed by the tab. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to enable Tab Freeze to save memory when using multiple tabs on the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 and macOS.

How to enable Tab Freeze on Edge Chromium

To enable Tab Freeze on Microsoft Edge, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, when the tab has been running in the background for five minutes, the feature will freeze the tab reducing the amount of memory in use. Edge Flags enable Tab Freeze These steps are meant to enable Tab Freeze using the Flags settings, but eventually, the feature should ship enabled automatically with Microsoft Edge. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.