How to Create, View, and Edit Bookmarks in Google Chrome

The "Edit bookmark" screen in Chrome.

Bookmarks in Google Chrome save a link to a website you want to return to later, much like when you put a bookmark in a book. Here are several ways you can create, view, and edit your Bookmarks.Table of Contents

How to Create a Bookmark

Fire up Chrome, head to a website, and then click the star icon in the Omnibox. Here, you can change the name of the Bookmark and designate a specific folder, but we’ll leave that alone for now. Click “Done.”

Repeat this step for all your favorite sites.

When you save a page as a Bookmark, Google Chrome not only remembers that page for you, but it also uses it when you start to type something into the Omnibox. For example, type the first few letters in the title of a saved page into the address bar—like, “How” for How-to Geek’s website. Notice how Chrome suggests the page that matches what you typed in the Omnibox.

Type a portion of a Bookmark's title in to show it in the Omnibox search results.

Also, if you’re signed into the same Google account on Chrome that you use on any other devices, you can see all your Bookmarks synced from those devices.

That’s it! Bookmarked pages that you visit display a blue star icon in the Omnibox to notify you that it’s already saved to the browser.

How to View Bookmarks

There are several ways you can view all the Bookmarks you’ve saved in Google Chrome, depending on whether you use the Bookmarks Bar or like to keep the browser as minimalistic as possible.

Using the Bookmarks Bar

To access your most-visited Bookmarks with a single click, you can use the Bookmarks Bar—a thin bar under the Omnibox where you can put the links you visit most often.

Fire up Chrome, click the menu icon, point to “Bookmarks,” and then click “Show Bookmarks Bar.” Alternatively, you can press Ctrl+Shift+B (in Windows/Chrome OS) or Command+Shift+B (in macOS).

After you enable it, the Bookmarks Bar appears just below the address bar with all your saved links.

The Bookmarks Bar under the address bar, showing all pinned websites.

If you don’t see all your Bookmarks on the bar, they might be stored in the “Other Bookmarks” folder or tucked behind the “>>” icon.

Otherwise, you can access your Bookmarks directly from the Chrome menu, as well.

Click the menu icon, and then point your cursor to “Bookmarks.” Below the few options, you see a list of all your Bookmarks.

Using the Bookmark Manager

The Bookmark Manager displays folders and Bookmarks in a view similar to a file explorer, with a tree view on the left, and the contents of a folder in the center of the window.

Fire up Chrome, click the menu icon, point to “Bookmarks,” and then click “Bookmark Manager.” Alternatively, press Ctrl+Shift+O (in Windows/Chrome OS) or Command+Shift+O (in macOS).

The Bookmark Manager opens in a new tab with everything you’ve ever saved.

The Bookmark Manager landing page.

How to Edit Bookmarks

If you need to change the name, URL, or folder location of a Bookmark, you can do so in any of the locations we covered above.

Editing in the Bookmarks Bar or Bookmarks Menu

Find the Bookmark you want to edit in either the Bookmarks bar or Chrome menu (using the methods highlighted above). Right-click the Bookmark, and then click “Edit.”

In the window that opens, you can change the name, URL (though you usually shouldn’t change this), and the folder in which it’s stored by highlighting the destination folder. Once you’ve edited the Bookmark, click “Save.”

Editing in the Bookmark Manager

If you need to do more than edit the name of a Bookmark (including deleting bookmarks), the Bookmark Manager is the easiest way. Here, you can rearrange or otherwise tweak your Bookmarks.

Press Ctrl+Shift+O on Windows/Chrome OS or Command+Shift+O on Mac to open the Bookmark Manager. In the new tab, click the menu icon next to the Bookmark you want to edit, and then click “Edit.”

Just as in the previous method, you can rename the Bookmark or change the URL, and then click “Save” when you’re finished to update it.

If you want to reorganize your Bookmarks, drag and drop them into any of the folders in the pane on the left side.

Drag and drop a Bookmark into any of the folders on the left.

That’s all there is to it! Now that you know how to create, view, and edit your Bookmarks, check out our guide to get the most out of the Bookmarks Bar and become a true Google Chrome power user.

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