Google Chrome: how to create, view and edit bookmarks?

Google Chrome bookmarks save a link to a website you want to return to later, similar to when you bookmark a book. Here are several ways to create, view and edit your bookmarks.

How to create a bookmark

Turn on Chrome, go to a website, and then click on the Omnibox star icon. Here, you can change the name of the bookmark and designate a specific folder, but for now we will leave it alone. Click on "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 also uses it when you start writing something on the Omnibox.

Also, if you’re signed in to the same Google Chrome account you use on any other device, you can see all your bookmarks synced from those devices.

That's it! The bookmarked pages you visit show a blue star icon on the Omnibox to notify you that it is already saved in the browser.

How to view bookmarks

There are several ways to view all the bookmarks you have saved in Google Chrome, depending on whether you use the bookmarks bar or want the browser to be as minimalist as possible.

Use the bookmarks bar

To access the most visited bookmarks with a single click, you can use the Bookmark Bar, a thin bar located below the Omnibox where you can place the links you visit most frequently.

Turn on Chrome, click on the menu icon, point to "Bookmarks" and then click on "Show bookmarks bar". Alternatively, you can press Ctrl + Shift + B (in Windows / Chrome OS) or Command + Shift + B (in macOS).

After enabling it, the bookmarks bar appears just below the address bar with all saved links.

If you don't see all your favorites in the bar, they can be stored in the «Other favorites» folder or hidden behind the «>>» icon.

Otherwise, you can also access your bookmarks directly from the Chrome menu.

Click on the menu icon and then point the cursor to «Bookmarks». Below the few options, you will see a list of all your bookmarks.

Use the Bookmark Manager

The Bookmark Manager shows folders and bookmarks in a view similar to that of a file browser, with a tree view to the left, and the contents of a folder in the center of the window.

Turn on Chrome, click on the menu icon, point to "Bookmarks," and then click on "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 saved.

How to edit bookmarks

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

Edit in the bookmarks bar or bookmarks menu

Find the bookmark you want to edit in the bookmarks bar or in the Chrome menu (using the methods highlighted above). Right-click on the bookmark and then click on "Edit."

In the window that opens, you can change the name, the URL (although you should not normally change it) and the folder in which it is stored by highlighting the destination folder. Once you've edited the bookmark, click "Save."

Edit in Bookmark Manager

If you need to do more than edit the name of a bookmark, Bookmark Manager is the easiest way. Here, you can reorder or modify 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 on the menu icon next to the bookmark you want to edit and then click on “Edit”.

As in the previous method, you can change the name of the bookmark or change the URL and then click on "Save" when you have finished updating it.

If you want to rearrange your bookmarks, drag and drop them into any of the folders on the left side panel.

That's all you have to do! 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 advanced user of Google Chrome.