Personalise your New Tab page in Chrome

You can control what appears below the search box on your New Tab page.

On your computer, you can customise:

  • The colour theme 
  • The content that appears

To customise your New Tab page, you must be signed in to your Google Account.

Customise your New Tab page

When you open a new tab, under the search box, you can find websites that you visit often or shortcuts to websites you chose.

To switch between shortcuts or your most visited websites: 
  1. Open Chrome Chrome.
  2. At the bottom right of a New Tab page, click Customise Chrome  and then Shortcuts.
  3. Select either My shortcuts or Most visited sites.
  4. To hide shortcuts, turn on Hide shortcuts.
  5. Click Done.
To remove or edit a site:
  1. Point to its icon. 
  2. At the top right of the icon, click More More.
  3. Select either Edit shortcut or Remove.

Add a custom background image

You can upload a photo to use as a background in Chrome.

  1. At the bottom right of a new tab page, click Customise Chrome  and then Background.
  2. To upload a picture, click Upload from device.
Tip: To change your background daily, click on a collection and turn on Refresh daily.

Change your browser’s colour

  1. At the bottom right of a New Tab page, click Customise Chrome   and then Colour and theme.
  2. Select a colour. 
  3. Click Done.

Use Chrome Cards on your New Tab page

Chrome curates content that may interest you based on your activity. You must be signed in to your Google Account for your cards to appear on the New Tab page. When you click on an item in a card, it opens the content in the same tab.

With Chrome cards, you can:

  • View your cards.
  • Dismiss a card's content or turn a card on and off.
  • Click through your cards to find personalised sites and content.

Turn cards on or off

  1. At the bottom of a New Tab page, click Customise .
  2. Click Cards and then Customise cards.
  3. Select the cards that you want to show or hide.

Use recipe cards in Chrome

When you search for recipes on Google, recipes that you recently viewed appear below your web shortcuts on your New Tab page. Recommended recipes based on your browsing history also appear.

Hide recipes from your New Tab page

  1. Open Chrome Chrome.
  2. Open a new tab if one doesn’t appear automatically.
  3. At the top right of the 'Recipes' card, click More More.
  4. Select an option:
    • To dismiss the 'Recipes' card until your browsing activity prompts new cards, select Hide these recipe ideas
    •  To turn off the 'Recipes' card, select Don’t show recipe ideas.

Get started with your baskets in Chrome

When you add items to the basket of a retailer but don't complete checkout, you can get a link to the basket in your new tab page. 

Important: Baskets are shown in Chrome for 14 days, or until you check out.

Get discounts on items in your baskets

Sometimes, retailers offer discounts on your basket. To allow these discounts:

  1. When Google asks for your permission, click Get discounts.
  2. At the top of a basket, check for a discount badge.
  3. To go to the retailer site, click the badge.
  4. The discount is applied automatically to your purchase.
    • If the discount isn't applied automatically, copy and paste the discount code manually.

Hide specific retailers

  1. Open a new tab or window in Chrome Chrome.
  2. In the centre of your screen, beneath your bookmarks, find the retailer that you want to hide.
  3. At the top-right corner of the basket that you want to hide, click More .
  4. Select an option:
    • To hide the shop until you change the contents of the basket, select Hide [retailer name].
    • To hide the shop permanently, select Don’t show [retailer name].

Hide your baskets

  1. Open a new tab or window in Chrome Chrome.
  2. In the centre of your screen, at the top right of 'Your baskets', click More .
  3. Select an option:
    • To dismiss your baskets until you make a change, select Hide these baskets.
    • To turn off your baskets, select Don’t show baskets.

Use the Drive priority card in Chrome

On some managed devices, Chrome creates shortcuts to Drive files that you may need and adds them to your new tab page automatically. The 'Drive priority' card appears on your new tab page for several reasons. For instance, files may be prioritised and appear if:

  • Someone leaves a new comment on a file.
  • The file is attached to your next meeting.

The 'Drive priority' card displays three files at a time and appears below your web shortcuts.

If you're on a personal computer, you will not see the 'Drive priority' card.

Hide the Drive priority card on your New Tab page

  1. Open Chrome Chrome.
  2. Open a new tab if one doesn’t appear automatically.
  3. At the top right of the 'Drive priority' card, click More More.
  4. Select an option:
    • To dismiss the Drive card content, select Hide for now.
    • To turn off the Drive card, select Never show Google Drive files.

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