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Within the last day or two (most recent Android update?) all of the chrome shortcuts I had saved to my home screen just disappeared. The icons are gone, leaving an empty space where they used to be. Rebooting and power cycling has not helped.

Many of these were specially-formatted links to run bits of my home automation system, but others were websites I use often, so it's quite frustrating that I'll have to recreate all of them from scratch.

Has anybody else experienced this? And I know it's unlikely, but is there any way to get them to reappear?

Thanks! -Mike
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Same happened today on my Galaxy S20 5G T-mobile:(
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Same here. Hope someone has answers soon!
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Same thing happens to me yesterday
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Same happened to me on Pixel 4 XL
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Yep. Same here. It's happened three times now. I assume when chrome updates. Massive inconvenience.
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Same to me.  Any fix suggestions, anyone?
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Same just happened to me... 3 pages of shortcuts!
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If a couple of restarts don't restore the shortcuts, there's an article here that has some more suggestions:
 
 
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I have had the same problem but ONLY with Google Map location shortcuts.  None of my apps have disappeared or even Google Maps shortcut.  But, if I make a widget shortcut for directions to a location it will vanish within weeks never to be seen again.

The only two of these map links that don't vanish are two older ones I made with an older version of Maps a couple of years ago.  But, all the new Map direction shortcuts simply go away after a while.  No way to save them from vanishing from what I can find.

Samsung S8+
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Been having this issue for a long time. Thought it was just me. To be clear this is not just web page shortcuts, it is shortcuts I've created to a lot of things such as map coordinates, coordinates to my family members etc. They simply just disappear. Doesn't matter if they're in folders or other desktop screens makes no difference.

Very frustrating and certainly not something I expect from a product I pay for to have this kind of convenience. Mind you I pay for Workspace also and that is severely limited also on Google Home devices.

Weird how Google prioritises some things but not fixing others.
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