Managing bookmarks or favorites is the easiest way to always have the links to the pages you visit at hand. Over time, you can create in the browser an extensive collection of favorite pages, your most used sources of information or important websites for your work, which you always have at your disposal. In order not to lose them, if you decide to change browsers or devices, Chrome offers the possibility of importing bookmarks from other browsers or devices with Google installed. If you want to know how, keep reading..
The procedure to import bookmarks to Chrome is very simple. The fastest way to do it is as follows:
In our guide to exporting Chrome bookmarks, we explain in detail how to create an HTML file with Chrome bookmarks .
As you may have seen in the quick guide in the previous section, the procedure to import the bookmarks varies a bit depending on the starting point. For example, if you have Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Internet Explorer installed on the same device as Chrome, you don't need an HTML file of bookmarks to import them. On the other hand, if the mentioned browsers are installed on another device , you will need this file, which can contain both Chrome bookmarks and other web browsers. To help you see the differences more clearly, in the following tutorial we explain the different types of import step by step ..
The easiest way to import bookmarks into Chrome is to automatically transfer them from the browser. However, this option is only available for Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer browsers , as long as you have them installed on the same device as Chrome.
After starting Chrome, the first step is to open the main menu of the browser, clicking on the three-dot icon ..
Then hover over? Bookmarks ? and, in the drop-down menu, select? Import bookmarks and settings? ?
In the dialog box that will open, select the browser whose bookmarks you want to import into Google Chrome. Make sure to check the box for? Favorites / Bookmarks ?. Firefox and Internet Explorer users can also import browser history, search engine settings, and saved passwords (in the case of Firefox, auto-fill form data as well). When you have finished selecting all the necessary items, click? Import ?
When Chrome finishes importing the bookmarks, a confirmation notice appears .
Importing bookmarks from Firefox, Edge, and Internet Explorer will only work if you do n't open these browsers during the import process .
Next, we show you the procedure to import bookmarks to Chrome from an HTML document.
First, you must open the menu you already know by clicking on the three-dot icon , select the item? Bookmarks ? and then press? Import bookmarks and settings? ?
In the box that will open, select the item? Bookmark HTML file ? from the list, and then click? Select file ?.
Finally, select the location of the HTML document and start the import by pressing? Open ?
If you regularly use Chrome on your computer and you also have it installed on your mobile device, you can see your bookmarks on both. However, the mobile version of Google's browser does not incorporate the import function described above. Instead, you must enable cross-device syncing, for which you must have an active Google account . If you already have one, you just have to follow the following steps.
Click on the little portrait icon next to the three-dot icon and select the? Activate sync ?.
Log in to your account and select the? Configuration ? on the login screen.
In the settings, click? Manage sync? (? Manage Sync?). Chrome opens a drop-down menu with all the items that can be synced . You can select all of them or just some of them, depending on your preferences. In the second case, first move the slider from? Synchronize everything ? (? Sync everything?) To the left, and then do the same for all the items you don't want Chrome to sync.
Click on the arrow next to? Manage sync? to return to the previous menu and finally select? Confirm ? to sync Chrome across all your devices according to the parameters you just configured.
On your smartphone or tablet , you just have to log into Chrome with your Google account to access all your bookmarks and other data and settings synchronized with the device.