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 lets users save 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

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

  2. Select the Star button in the address bar.

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

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

    A screenshot of a new favorite in Edge with the Name and Folder options highlighted
  4. Select Done. The website has been added to your Favorites list.

    A screenshot of the Edit Favorite window in Edge with the Done button highlighted

Display Favorites Under the Address Bar

If you'd like even easier access to your Favorites, have them show up under the address bar.

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

    A screenshot of Microsoft Edge with the More icon highlighted
  2. Select Favorites.

    A screenshot of Edge with the Favorites option highlighted
  3. Select Show favorites bar and then choose Always or Only on new tabs.

    A screenshot of 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, but after you upgrade you can still access your Reading List items in the Favorites folder.

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

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

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