How to pin and unpin tabs in macOS Sierra’s Safari

Safari in macOS Sierra allows you to “pin” tabs. Pinning a website puts the site's icon in the top left section of the Tab bar, allowing you to pull up the site with a click.

Pinned tabs are persistent across all Safari windows, even when you quit the web browser. Pinned tabs sync content across windows, including video. If you right click on a pinned tab, you can close all unpinned tabs. Here’s how to pin a tab:

  • From the View menu, select Show Tab Bar.
  • Navigate to one of your favorite web sites, such as (ahem) AppleWorld.Today.
  • Right-click or control-click the tab bar, and select Pin Tab from the pop-up menu that appears. The current web site will be added to the pinned list, which is located at the far left edge of the tab bar.

To remove a pinned web site, make sure the tab bar is visible and:

  • Right-click or command-click in the pin for the web site you wish to remove.
  • Select Unpin Tab from the pop-up menu.