Google Chrome is the world’s most popular web browser, and for good reason. With nothing more than a Google account, you can sync everything from your browsing history to your bookmarks and even installed extensions (at least between multiple computers.)
However, one of the primary complaints about Google Chrome is the fact that it is very resource-heavy and you might find that it’s causing your computer to slow down. This is especially true if you have a bunch of browser tabs open, which only causes the resources to increase even more.
Thankfully, there are a few viable web browser alternatives out there that aren’t as resource-heavy. These include the likes of Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and even Apple’s Safari if you use a Mac. But what about all the bookmarks and folders that you have created over the years? Well, you’re in luck as we’re going to walk you through the steps to export Chrome bookmarks.
How to Export Chrome Bookmarks on Your Computer
Before you get started with the steps to export Chrome bookmarks, we highly recommend using the Bookmark manager built into Chrome to get rid of any links or bookmarks you no longer need. You might even find some folders that were accidentally created or some that you simply don’t want to have when switching over to a different browser.
- Open the Google Chrome app on your computer of choice. (This works regardless of what platform you are using.)
- Click the three vertical dots in the top right corner of the uni bar.
- From the drop-down menu, hover your mouse over Bookmarks.
- Click Bookmark manager.
- On the Bookmark manager page, click the three vertical dots in the top right corner.
- From the drop-down menu, click Export bookmarks.
- Enter a name for the file.
- Pick a location that you want the bookmarks to be exported to.
- Click the Save button.
Your list of bookmarks that you just exported will be saved as an HTML file. These can then be used to set up a different Chrome profile, or if you find yourself using a different browser all together.
How to Export Chrome Bookmarks on Your Phone
Unfortunately, Google does not provide an intuitive method to export Chrome bookmarks on your phone. Instead, you’ll need to go through and make sure that the Chrome app on your phone is signed in and syncing with the same Google account as the Chrome app on your computer. Here’s how you can do so:
- Open the Google Chrome app on your Android phone.
- Tap the three vertical dots in the top right corner of the app.
- From the drop-down menu, tap Settings.
- Under the You and Google section, tap Sync.
- Tap the toggle at the top of the page next to Sync everything to the On position.
- Wait a few moments to give your phone time to sync to your Google account.
- Follow the steps above to export Chrome bookmarks.
In some instances, the bookmarks from your phone that you want to export will be found in a folder called “Mobile Bookmarks”. This only appears if you’ve bookmarked pages from your smartphone, tablet, or another mobile device. Otherwise, the same bookmarks should already be available on your phone and computer.