How to disable bookmark side panel in Google Chrome (2022)

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Google recently added a side panel to the Chrome browser. The newly added side panel is a combination of a reading list and a bookmarks section. If you’re not interested in using the new bookmarks side panel in Chrome, you have the option to remove it. This article has detailed the steps to disable the side panel in Google Chrome.

Disable Google Chrome Bookmarks Side Panel (2022)

Google does not allow you to disable the new side panel directly from the settings menu. However, there is a good workaround to remove the side panel using the Chrome feature flag. This method has been tested on Chrome version 99.0.4844.84 for stable channels. Therefore, to remove Chrome side panel, please follow the steps below.

1. Open Google Chrome chrome: // access flags In the browser. When the Chrome flag page is displayed, Type “side panel” In the search box.

Side panel chrome flag

2. Click the dropdown next to the “Side Panel” feature flag and click Select “Disable”..

Disable side panel flags

3. Chrome will prompt you to restart your browser.In the lower right corner of the screen[再起動]Click the button to reopen Chrome. that’s all. After restarting the browser, the side panel disappears.

Restart Chrome

Remove side panel from Google Chrome

This concludes the Chrome side panel removal guide. It’s worth mentioning that you can access your bookmarks from the browser’s three vertical dot menus. For tips like this, read our article on Chrome’s Best Tips and Tips.