How to create a bookmark folder in Chrome

There are three default folders on Chrome bookmarks manager; Mobile bookmarks; Bookmarks bar, and Other bookmarks. Mobile bookmarks may be missing on your computer if you never signed into Chrome Mobile. 

You can create a folder inside any of these root folders. The key purpose of a folder is to organize your bookmarks better. You can also open all links of a bookmark folder in a single click. 

Create a bookmark folder in Chrome PC

  1. Open Google Chrome on your computer and click on the menu icon from the right corner.
  2. Navigate to Bookmarks > Bookmarks Manager from the menu. Go to Chrome Bookmarks Manager
  3. Click on the root directory from the left sidebar. 
  4. Click the menu icon from the top right corner of the Bookmarks Manager and select Add new folder. Add bookmarks folder in Chrome
  5. Enter the folder name and click the Save button. Save bookmarks folder in Chrome

Now anytime you add a bookmark, you can choose the folder from the pop-up. If you add the folder in the Bookmarks Bar, it will be visible on every tab if you show the bookmarks bar or on the New Tab page if you hide the bookmarks bar. 

You can also create a bookmark folder from the New Tab page in the Bookmarks Bar. 

Click on Add Folder

Open a New Tab and right-click on the Bookmarks Bar. Select Add Folder from the menu.

Save the folder

Enter the new folder name, and click Save.   

Create a bookmark folder in Chrome Android

Chrome Android doesn’t allow you to create a folder directly on the bookmarks manager. But you can create a new folder while adding the bookmark or use the Move option to add a new folder.

  1. Open Google Chrome on your Android device, and visit a page you want to bookmark. 
  2. Tap the menu icon from the top right corner and press the Star icon to save the bookmark. 
  3. A pop-up will show that the bookmark was saved on Mobile bookmarks; tap on the Edit button from the pop-up. 
  4. Tap on Mobile bookmarks under the Folder section and tap New folder….
  5. Enter the folder name and press the Save icon from the top right corner. 
  6. Press the Back button to save the progress. 

However, this method will use the newly created folder as the default folder for your new bookmarks. You can use the Edit button from the notification to change the root folder.

Now if you want to create a folder and move existing bookmarks to the new folder, here’s how to do so:

  1. Tap on the menu icon at the top right corner and go to Bookmarks from the menu.
  2. Find the bookmarks you want to move to a new folder; tap and hold a bookmark to go to the selection mode.
  3. Select all the bookmarks you want to move to a new folder and tap the Move icon from the top toolbar.
  4. Tap on New folder…; enter the folder title and tap Save.
  5. Chrome will move those bookmarks to the new folder. 

Create a bookmark folder in Chrome iOS

Chrome iOS saves the bookmarks in the Mobile bookmarks folder of the Bookmarks manager. You can create a destination folder while adding a bookmark or move existing bookmarks to a new folder. 

  1. Launch Google Chrome on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap the icon from the bottom right corner and select Bookmarks from the menu.
  3. Select any root folder and tap on New Folder from the bottom left corner. 
  4. Enter the New Folder name and tap DoneAdd a new bookmark folder Chrome iOS
  5. Now find the existing bookmark you want to transfer to the new folder and tap Edit from the bottom right corner.
  6. After selecting the bookmark(s), tap More… and choose Edit bookmark from the pop-up.
  7. Tap on Folder. Change bookmark folder Chrome
  8. Select the folder you created, and Chrome will move the selected bookmarks to the new folder.
  9. Tap Done to save the progress.

There are a few things you must know about the bookmark folders. If you create folders under the Mobile bookmarks, you still have to choose the preferred folder using the Edit button after adding a bookmark. 

If you create folders under the Bookmarks Bar, Chrome will show them below the address bar. You can see as many folders as your display can show. 

But if you created folders under Other Bookmarks, it will be available on the right side of the bookmarks bar. You have to click on Other Bookmarks to check the folders and bookmarks. 

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.

Spread the love

Leave a comment