How To Export Chrome Bookmarks And Import Into Another Browser

When you use Chrome on multiple devices, you can sync your bookmarks across all devices. However, this approach won’t work when you want to switch your browser.

But Chrome, like any other web browser, allows you to export your bookmarks as a .html file. Later you can import the bookmarks into any other web browser or a different Chrome user profile. 

Chrome only allows exporting bookmarks from a computer. But you won’t have to worry about mobile bookmarks or bookmarks bar, and the backup file contains all folders, sub-folders, and bookmarks. 

Export Chrome Mobile Bookmarks

Open Chrome on your Android or iPhone and tap on your Google avatar. It takes you to the Settings page; tap on Sync from this page.

Toggle on Sync everything. It will sync your bookmarks to your Google account, and all bookmarks will be available on your computer to export. 

Export Chrome Bookmarks

Backup file type: .html

Data: Mobile bookmarks, Bookmarks Bar, and Other Bookmarks. 

Supported browsers: Brave, Safari, Opera, Edge, Chromium. 

  1. Open Google Chrome on your computer and click on the menu icon from the top right corner. Click on Bookmarks and go to Bookmarks Manager from the menu. Go to Chrome Bookmarks Manager
  2. Click on the menu icon from the top right corner of the bookmarks manager. Click on the menu icon in Bookmarks Manager
  3. Choose Export bookmarks from the menu. Export Chrome Bookmarks
  4. A prompt will appear on your screen; enter the backup name and choose the destination folder of the backup file. Finally, click Save to download the backup file on your computer. Save bookmarks HTML file on your computer

You can import your bookmarks using the HTML file you have just downloaded on your computer. However, if you are confused about how you can import your bookmarks into another browser, here are the guidelines: 

Export from Chrome and Import into Another Browser

When you have the backup HTML file, you can import the bookmarks into any web browser you want. 

Export from Chrome and Import into another Chrome browser

Having multiple user profiles or computers using separate Google accounts is normal. Syncing doesn’t work in that case, as it requires the same Google account. 

  1. Open Google Chrome on your computer and select your user profile. (Only if you have multiple user profiles.)
  2. Click on the three-dots icon at the top right corner; move your mouse cursor over Bookmarks and select Bookmarks Manager. Go to Chrome Bookmarks Manager
  3. Now click on the three-dots icon at the top right corner of the bookmarks manager. Click on the menu icon in Bookmarks Manager
  4. Choose Import bookmarks from the menu. Click on Import bookmarks
  5. Select the backup HTML file from your computer and click Open.
  6. Chrome will import the bookmarks and create a folder on the bookmarks bar called Imported. Chrome imports bookmarks in Imported folder

Export from Chrome and Import into Firefox

Firefox is one of the finest Chrome alternatives out there. If you change your primary browser from Chrome to Firefox, you don’t want to lose your bookmarks.

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox on your computer and click on the hamburger menu from the top right corner.
  2. Select Settings from the menu. Go to Firefox Settings
  3. Click Import Data in the Import Browser Data section. Click on Import Data
  4. Select Bookmarks from HTML file from the drop-down menu. Choose Bookmarks from HTML file
  5. Firefox will open the file manager of your computer. Double-click on the backup HTML file.
  6. Firefox will import the bookmarks inside the Bookmarks Menu folder.

Export from Chrome and Import into Edge

Recently Edge is becoming popular because it’s lightweight and supports Chrome extensions. 

Also, Edge comes built-in with Windows OS. If you want to try Edge, importing your bookmarks for a smooth browsing experience is a good idea. 

However, what you call Bookmarks in most browsers is Favourites in Edge. 

  1. Open Microsoft Edge on your computer.
  2. Click on the Star icon from the toolbar. It opens the Favourites page of Edge. Click on the Favourites icon
  3. Click on the … icon from the pop-up and select Import favouritesImport Favourites into Edge
  4. Scroll down to Import from other browsers section and click Choose What to Import. Click on Choose What to Import
  5. In the Import From the drop-down menu, select Favourites or Bookmarks HTML File and click on Choose File. Select Favourites or Bookmarks HTML File
  6. Select the backup file from your computer and click Open

Edge will import the bookmarks and show them in the Favourites Bar. Unlike Chrome, Edge doesn’t put the imported bookmarks inside a separate folder called Imported. It imports them as if they were on Chrome. 

Export from Chrome and Import into Safari

If you use Mac, you may use Safari regularly. Safari allows you to import bookmarks from installed browsers or an HTML file.

  1. Open Safari on your Macbook.
  2. Click on File from the top toolbar. A menu will appear on your screen.
  3. Click on Import from and select Bookmarks HTML File. Select Bookmarks HTML file
  4. Select the HTML file from Finder and click Import. Import Bookmarks into Safari
  5. Safari will import the bookmarks under a folder called Imported DD/MM/YYYY. Safari Imported Bookmarks folder

If you use Chrome without a Google account, exporting your Chrome bookmarks is a good idea. If you are not syncing your bookmarks, it’s a good idea to have a backup so you won’t lose them if you uninstall the browser or delete the user profile. 

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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