How to Add Web Pages to Favorites in Microsoft Edge

Save websites as Favorites and access old Reading List items

The Microsoft Edge web browser saves web pages as Favorites, making it easy to revisit frequently accessed sites. Manage your favorite websites by creating subfolders, and edit your Favorites list at any time. Here's a look at how to add to your Favorites list in Microsoft Edge.

Information in this article applies to the new Microsoft Edge browser released in January 2020.

How to Add a Website to Your Favorites List

When you frequently access a website and don't want to enter its URL every time, add the website to your Favorites list.

  1. Open Microsoft Edge and go to the site you want to add to your Favorites list.

  2. Select the Star icon in the address bar.

    Alternatively, press Ctrl+D to create a new favorite, or go to Favorites > Add This Page to Favorites on the menu bar.

    Edge with the Add Favorite button highlighted
  3. Rename the favorite (if you want to), and choose a folder to save it in.

    A new favorite in Edge with the Name and Folder options highlighted
  4. Select Done. The website is added to your Favorites list.

    The Edit Favorite window in Edge with the Done button highlighted

Display Favorites Under the Address Bar

If you want easier access to your favorites, have favorites show up under the address bar.

  1. Open Microsoft Edge and select Settings and more (the three dots).

    Microsoft Edge with the More icon highlighted
  2. Select Favorites.

    Edge with the Favorites option highlighted
  3. Select Show favorites bar, then choose Always or Only on New Tabs.

    Edge with the Show Favorites Bar heading and options highlighted
  4. You'll now see the Favorites bar below the address bar.

Access Your Reading Lists Items

Legacy Microsoft Edge offered a tool called Reading Lists, which allowed you to store articles and other web content for future viewing. The new Edge doesn't have this feature. However, after you upgrade, you can access your Reading List items in the Favorites folder.

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. Go to Settings and more (the three dots).

    Microsoft Edge with the More icon highlighted
  3. Select Favorites  Other favorites Reading list saves.