Modified 08 February 2021 by Eugen Plesa

The Tab Freezing feature built into Chrome is the most convenient alternative to The Great Suspender.

Users that like to have a lot of tabs open at the same time are familiar with extensions such as The Great Suspender, which has now been removed from Chrome Web Store for containing malware.

Before you begin looking for an alternative, you should know that Chrome has a built in feature that “discards” any tabs you haven’t used for some time, in order to save memory and prevent your PC or Mac from running slow. To make sure you’re taking advantage of this feature, update Chrome to the latest version.

This feature is enabled by default in Chrome and works in the background without needing the user’s input. Tab Freezing only suspends unused tabs when system memory is running low. The tabs continue to appear in the tab strip and reload when clicked.

More advanced users can also decide to keep an eye on what tabs are suspended and prevent Chrome from feezing any important ones. Check out this tip if you’re looking for a way to stop Chrome from suspending your tabs.