Import bookmarks & settings

You can switch browsers without losing your settings and bookmarks for your favorite websites. Depending on the browser, your settings can include the following info:

  • Browsing history
  • Default homepage
  • Bookmarks
  • Default search engines
  • Saved passwords

Add bookmarks to Chrome

To import bookmarks from most browsers, like Firefox or Safari:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More.
  3. Select Bookmarks and then Bookmark Manager.
  4. At the top right, click More More and then Import Bookmarks.
  5. Select the program that contains the bookmarks you'd like to import.
  6. Click Import and then Done

Tip: You can import passwords from other apps with Google Password Manager on Chrome. Learn how to import passwords with Chrome.

On a Chromebook

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More.
  3. Select Bookmarks and then Bookmark manager.
  4. At the top left, click Organize.
  5. From the drop-down menu, select Import Bookmarks from HTML file.
  6. Upload the saved HTML.

From all other browsers

  1. On your computer, export your bookmarks from the browser as an HTML file.
  2. Open Chrome.
  3. At the top right, click More More.
  4. Select Bookmarks and then Import Bookmarks and Settings.
  5. From the drop-down menu, select Bookmarks HTML file.
  6. Select Choose File.

If you haven't created any bookmarks in Chrome, the bookmarks show up in the bookmarks bar.

If you already have bookmarks in Chrome, the bookmarks are in a new folder labeled "Imported."

Open your bookmarks

  1. At the top right, click More More and then Bookmarks.
  2. If you already had bookmarks in Chrome, find a new folder named "Other bookmarks."

Learn how to create, view, and edit bookmarks.

Tip: You can also reorder, edit, and delete your bookmarks in the side panel.

Get bookmarks on all your devices

Turn sync on in Chrome with the same Google Account on your devices. By default, your bookmarks will sync on all of them.

Learn how to get your bookmarks on all your devices.

How bookmarks are imported

If you didn't have any bookmarks in Chrome, the imported bookmarks appear in the bookmarks bar.

If you already have bookmarks in Chrome, the imported bookmarks are added to the "Other bookmarks" folder at the end of the bookmarks bar.

Learn more about the bookmarks bar.

Move bookmarks to another browser

If you decide to use a different browser, you can take your Chrome bookmarks with you.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More.
  3. Select Bookmarks and then Bookmark Manager.
  4. At the top, click More More and then Export Bookmarks.

Chrome exports your bookmarks as an HTML file. Use this file to import your bookmarks into another browser.

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