How to import bookmarks into Google Chrome

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Have you switched to Google Chrome from another web browser? Or maybe you’ve switched from using Chrome on one device to another? Either way, you might want to import your old favorites into Chrome. We will show you how.

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What to know about importing bookmarks with Chrome

In the desktop version of Chrome, you can directly import bookmarks from most major web browsers, including Firefox, Edge, Safari, and Internet Explorer. However, the browser must be installed on your device at the time of import for this method to work. If you are using a different browser or the browser is installed on another device, manually export your bookmarks to an HTML file and then import that HTML file into Chrome, as we will explain below.

If you’re using Chrome on iPhone, iPad, or Android, you don’t have the option to import bookmarks. Instead, you can add bookmarks to Chrome on your desktop and then sync those bookmarks with Chrome on your phone or tablet. We will explain this below.

If you already have bookmarks in Chrome, your imported bookmarks will appear in a new folder called “Imported”. If your favorites bar is empty, the imported favorites will appear directly on this bar.

Add bookmarks from other web browsers in Chrome

To directly retrieve bookmarks from other web browsers installed with Chrome, use this method.

Start by launching Chrome on your desktop. In the top right corner of Chrome, click the three dots.

Click on the three dots in the upper right corner of Chrome.

From the three-dot menu, select Bookmarks> Import bookmarks and settings.

Select Bookmarks> Import bookmarks and settings from the three-dot menu.

You will see an “Import Bookmarks and Settings” window. Here, select the browser you want to import bookmarks from using the drop-down menu. Activate the “Favorites / Bookmarks” option in the list.

Then click on “Import”.

Import bookmarks from other browsers into Chrome.

Chrome will import the bookmarks from the web browser you selected. When this is done, a success message will appear on your screen. Click “Done” in this box to close the box.

Click on "Do" in the box.

And your favorite sites are now available in your new web browser. Enjoy!

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Import bookmarks into Chrome from an HTML file

Another way to import bookmarks into Chrome is to use an HTML file. If you have Bookmarks exported from your web browser to an HTML file, use this method to add this file to Chrome.

First, open Chrome on your desktop. In the top right corner of Chrome, click the three dots.

Click on the three dots in the upper right corner of Chrome.

In the three-dot menu, click Bookmarks> Import Bookmarks and Settings.

Select Bookmarks> Import bookmarks and settings from the three-dot menu.

In the window “Bookmarks and Settings”, click on the drop-down menu and choose “HTML Bookmarks File”. Then click on “Choose a file”.

Import bookmarks from an HTML file into Chrome.

In the window that opens, navigate to the folder where you saved your HTML bookmarks file. Double click on the file to import it into Chrome.

Select the HTML file for bookmarks.

Chrome will import the bookmarks available in the selected HTML file. You will see a success message on your screen. To close this message, click on “Done”.

To select "Do" in the box.

And now you have access to all of your previously bookmarked sites in Chrome.

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Import bookmarks into Chrome on mobile

Since Chrome on iPhone, iPad, and Android doesn’t allow bookmarks to be imported, add your bookmarks to the desktop version of Chrome or to another mobile device, and then sync them. Make sure you’re using the same Google Account on Chrome in both cases.

AT sync bookmarks, launch Chrome on your phone. In the top right corner of Chrome, tap the three dots.

Tap the three dots in the top right corner of Chrome.

In the three-dot menu, tap “Settings”.

To select "Settings" in the three-dot menu.

On the page “Settings”, select “To sychronize”.

Faucet "To sychronize" on the "Settings" page.

To sync all your Google account details, including favorites, activate the “Sync all” option. If you only want to synchronize your favorites, deactivate “Synchronize all” and activate “Favorites”.

Activate "Synchronize all" Where "Bookmarks."

Once the sync is complete, you will see all of your Chrome desktop favorites in Chrome on your mobile phone. Enjoy quick access to your favorite sites!


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