In this tutorial, we will show you how to import and export bookmarks in the Google Chrome browser. Both of them could be needed for a wide variety of reasons. To begin with, you might need to import bookmarks to Chrome when you are coming from another browser. If you are coming from a Chromium browser, then a sign-in might be able to bring in your bookmarks. But that might not be the case with a non-Chromium browser. Therefore users prefer to go for the import option. Talking about exports, it also holds some pretty nifty additions.
To begin with, if you wish to switch over to some other browser, then you could export the bookmark from the Chrome browser and save it as an HTML file. Along the same lines, if you have bought a new PC or laptop, then you could export the Chrome bookmarks from the older setup and then import it onto your newer PC. Granted a sign-in might also do the same, but just to be double-sure, users prefer this manual method. And with the help of this guide, you will be able to achieve just that. With that said, here are the instructions to import and export bookmarks in Google Chrome.
How to Import Bookmarks in Google Chrome
In this section, we will show you how to import bookmarks from any other browser over to Chrome. There are two different methods for the same. The first involves doing the same right from the in-built option within Chrome. The second option is via the Chrome Bookmarks websites. Both of which are mentioned below.
Via Chrome Browser
- Launch the Google Chrome browser on your PC.
- Click on the overflow icon situated at the top-right.
- Hover your mouse over to the Bookmarks option and select Import Bookmarks and Settings.
- Then from the drop-down menu, select the Browser name from which you need to import bookmarks to Chrome. If your browser is missing from this list, then head over to the second import method given below.
- If you wish you to import your favorites bar as well, make sure to check-mark the Favorites/Bookmarks option as well.
- Finally, click on Import and wait for the process to finish.
Using Chrome Bookmark Website
This method would prove to be useful if you are using a browser that isn’t part of the Import List in Chrome. So for that, we would be accessing the Chrome Bookmarks website from that browser, exporting the bookmarks as an HTML file, and then importing it to Chrome. Here is how it could be done:
- Head over to the Chrome bookmarks website.
- Log-in with the Google account in which all your bookmarks are saved.
- Then click on the Export Bookmarks option from the left-hand side menu. Your bookmarks will then be saved as an HTML File.
- Now launch the Chrome browser and click on the overflow icon.
- Select Bookmarks > Import Bookmarks and Settings.
- Then from the drop-down menu, select Bookmarks HTML file and click on the Choose file button.
- Select the HTML file having the exported bookmarks from another browser and click on Open.
With this, you have successfully imported the bookmarks in Chrome via two different methods. Let’s now turn our attention towards how to export these bookmarks right from the Chrome browser. Follow along.
How to Export Bookmarks from Google Chrome
If you are planning to switch from Chrome to any other browser, then the first step involves exporting the bookmark from this browser. Once you have done that, you will get all your bookmarks in an HTML package. Once that is done, you could then easily import these bookmarks over to your preferred browser. Here is how you could export bookmarks from Chrome.
- Launch the Chrome browser and click on the overflow icon situated at the top right of our screen.
- Then head over to the Bookmarks menu and select the Bookmark Manager option. You could also use the Ctrl+Shift+O shortcut key combinations for the same.
- Now under the Bookmark Manager bar, click on the overflow icon and select Export Bookmarks.
- Give it a name and then hit Save. That is it. You have successfully exported Chrome bookmarks. Now just launch the browser of your choice and import these bookmarks as an HTML file.
With this, we conclude the guide on how to import and bookmarks in Google Chrome. If you still have any queries, do let us know in the comments section below. Rounding off, here are some iPhone Tips and Tricks, PC tips and tricks, and Android Tips and Trick that you should check out as well.