How to Add Web Pages to Favorites in Microsoft Edge

Save websites as Favorites and access old Reading List items

What to Know

  • In Microsoft Edge go to a site you want to add > in address bar, select Star > rename the favorite (optional) and select location > Done.
  • To display Favorites in the address bar, select Favorites > 3 dots > Show Favorites bar > Always > Done.

This article explains how to add web pages to Favorites in Microsoft Edge. Additional information covers how to display your favorites in the address bar.

Make sure you update Edge to the latest version to use the newest features.

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 Current Tab 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

How to Display Favorites Under the Address Bar

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

  1. Select the Favorites icon (the star with three bars) at the top of Edge.

    Microsoft Edge Favorites icon
  2. Select the three dots under your Favorites.

    More (three dots) in Microsoft Edge Favorites
  3. Select Show Favorites bar.

    Show Favorites bar in Microsoft Edge
  4. Select Always, then select Done.

    Always Show Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge

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 Other Favorites folder.

Other Favorites folder in Microsoft Edge Favorites
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