How to create an Internet favorite or bookmark

Updated: 10/11/2021 by Computer Hope
Internet browsers

Internet bookmarks and favorites are a great way to quickly navigate back to the websites you visit the most. To add a bookmark or favorite, select your preferred browser from the list below and follow the instructions.

Tip

All major web browsers support the Ctrl+D shortcut key combination if you need to quickly access the bookmarks creation menu.

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. Use the address bar at the top of the window to navigate to the web page you'd like to favorite.

Address bar in Edge

  1. Press Ctrl+D, or click the Add favorite icon in Edge. icon on the right side of the address bar.
  2. In the menu that appears, name the favorite (A), select the folder you want it saved in (B), and click the Done button (C).

Creating a Favorite in Edge.

Chrome

Microsoft Edge Legacy

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge Legacy browser.
  2. Use the address bar at the top of the window to navigate to the web page you'd like to favorite.

Th address bar in Microsoft Edge.

  1. Press Ctrl+D, or click the Microsoft Edge favorites icon. icon to the right of the address bar.
  2. Name the favorite (A), select the folder you want it saved in (B), and click the Add button (C).

Menu users may name and save bookmarks in Microsoft Edge.

Note

If your bookmarks stop working, see the troubleshooting section below.

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer

  1. Open the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser.
  2. Use the address bar at the top of the window to navigate to the web page you'd like to favorite.
  3. Right-click a blank portion of the page and select Add to Favorites from the drop-down menu that appears.
Tip

Users may also press Ctrl+D, or click the Add to favorites star icon in Internet Explorer. icon on the right side of the address bar to add a bookmark.

  1. In the window that appears, name your new favorite (A), select a destination for it (B), and then click the Add button button (C).

Menu users may add a favorite in Internet Explorer.

Note

If your bookmarks stop working, see the troubleshooting section below.

Google Chrome

Chrome

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser.
  2. Use the address bar at the top of the window to navigate to the web page you'd like to bookmark.

Computer Hope in Chrome address bar.

  1. Press Ctrl+D or click the Icon that allows users to bookmark a page in Google Chrome. icon on the right side of the address bar.
  2. Name the bookmark (A), select the folder you want it saved in (B), and click the Done button (C).

Bookmark added window for Google Chrome.

Note

If your bookmarks stop working, see the troubleshooting section below.

Firefox

Firefox

  1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. Use the address bar at the top of the window to navigate to the web page you'd like to bookmark.

Computer Hope in the address bar of Firefox.

  1. Press Ctrl+D, or click the Bookmark icon icon on the right side of the address bar.
  2. In the menu that appears, name your new bookmark (A), select the folder you'd like it saved in (B), and click the Done button (C).

Edit bookmark window that allows users to create bookmarks in Firefox.

Note

If your bookmarks stop working, see the troubleshooting section below.

Opera

Opera

  1. Open the Opera browser.
  2. Use the address bar at the top of the window to navigate to the web page you'd like to bookmark.

Opera Computer Hope

  1. Press Ctrl+D, or click the Bookmark icon in Opera. icon on the right side of the address bar.
  2. Name the bookmark (A), select the folder you want it saved (B), and click the Done button (C).

Add bookmark menu in Opera.

Note

If your bookmarks stop working, see the troubleshooting section below.

Safari

Safari

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Use the address bar at the top of the window to navigate to the web page you'd like to bookmark.
  3. Press Command + D, or click the Bookmarks menu at the top of the browser window.

Safari bookmarks selector.

  1. Select Add Bookmark from the drop-down menu.

Add bookmark in Safari.

  1. Select the folder where you want to save the bookmark (A), name the bookmark (B), and click the Add button (C).

Mac bookmark create

Tip

You may also add a bookmark by dragging and dropping the page you want into the Bookmarks Bar.

Android devices

Android logo

To create a bookmark on an Android device like an Android smartphone like the Google Pixel or a tablet, follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Google Chrome web browser.
  2. Use the address bar at the top of the screen to navigate to the web page you'd like to bookmark.
  3. In the upper-right corner of the browser, tap the Menu icon in Google chrome. icon.
  4. At the top of the screen, tap the star icon.

Icon used to add a bookmark on an Android device.

Tip

You can change the name of the bookmark by tapping Edit at the bottom of the screen, right after you create it.

Edit icon in Chrome for Android.

Apple devices

iOS 10 logo

To create a bookmark on an Apple iOS device like an iPhone or iPad, follow the steps below.

  1. Go to your home screen and tap the Safari icon os iOS. icon in the lower-right corner to open Safari.
  2. Use the address bar at the top of the screen to navigate to the web page you'd like to bookmark.
  3. Tap the More icon at the bottom of the screen.

More selector in iOS.

Tip

You can also press and hold your finger on the Bookmark icon at the bottom of the screen until a menu appears.

  1. In the menu that opens, tap the Add Bookmark option.

Option used to bring up the add bookmark screen in iOS.

  1. On the next screen, choose the folder where you'd like to save your bookmark (A), change the name if you want to (B), and tap Save (C).

Menu users may edit bookmarks in iOS.

Tip

If you want to add the bookmark directly to the Favorites folder, tap Add to Favorites in step 4 above, then tap Save.

Note

If your bookmarks stop working, see the troubleshooting section below.

Troubleshooting

Bookmark page stops working

Web pages that are created dynamically, require a login, or have frequently updated information, may expire after so many hours or days. If the bookmark expires frequently, we suggest bookmarking the main page and not a subpage. For example, create a bookmark for https://www.computerhope.com/ and not https://www.computerhope.com/jargon/h/harddriv.htm. It is also possible that the page's location has changed or was removed.

To fix this problem, delete the bookmark that is no longer working and add a new bookmark to the page that is working.