How to change homepage on Chrome

The homepage button on Chrome is turned off by default on the computer, and it takes you to on mobile. You can change the action of the home button, and it can take you to a new tab or any specific URL. 

You can also turn off the home button anytime from the settings. It’s a smart feature for mobile users, as PC users often open a new tab instead of clicking the home button. 

Change Homepage on Chrome Computer

Open Google Chrome on your computer and click the menu icon at the top right corner. A menu appears on your screen; click Settings from the menu. 

Go to Chrome Settings

Alternatively, press ctrl + , on Windows or cmd + , on a Mac to directly go to the Settings page.

Navigate to the Appearance tab from the left sidebar. Now toggle on the Show home button if it’s disabled. 

Toggle on Show home button

You have two options: New Tab Page and a field for a custom URL. You can enter the URL of any website. 

Change homepage on Chrome

New Tab is where Chrome takes you when you click the + icon beside the opened tabs. On the other hand, you can use Google, YouTube, Facebook, or any other website as your homepage. 

Change Homepage on Chrome Android

Open Google Chrome from the app list of your smartphone and tap on the menu icon at the top right corner. 


Go to Settings from the menu and tap on Homepage under the ADVANCED section. Toggle on the Homepage if it’s off; select Chrome’s homepage or enter a custom website URL in the field. 

Close the Settings page, and anytime you visit a web page, a home button will be visible beside the address bar. 


Unfortunately, Google Chrome for iOS doesn’t have the homepage feature yet. Only PC and Android users can use this feature on their devices. You can go to the Settings page and turn off the home button anytime. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the default homepage on Chrome?

If you turn on the home button, the computer selects New Tab Page by default; on the other hand, the home button is enabled by default on Chrome for Android, and it takes you to Google when pressed. 

Where’s the home button on Chrome?

It’s on the left side of the address bar. The home button is like a home icon beside the reload button. 

How to change the Chrome homepage on Android?

Open Chrome on your Android device and tap on the menu icon. Go to Settings from the menu and tap on Homepage. Enable the Homepage button and enter a website address for the homepage.

How to change the Chrome Homepage on a computer?

Click on the menu icon at the top right corner and navigate to Settings. Switch to the Appearance tab, toggle the Show home button, and choose between a new tab page or a custom URL.

How to change the Chrome homepage on an iPhone?

You can’t change the homepage on Chrome iOS. You have to open a new tab or visit a website on the current tab. 

Uchchash Talukder Rana is the founder of @ansmegeek. He is the jack of all trades and master of a few. He uses Windows, Mac, Android & iOS on a daily basis. If he is not sleeping, either he is writing articles or playing Valorant.

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