Learn the Right Way to Change the Homepage in Google Chrome

Make a different page open when you click the home button

Changing the Google Chrome homepage makes a different page open when you press the Home button in Google Chrome. The Home button is the house icon located in the top-left corner of the browser window beside the refresh button.

Typically, the default homepage is the New Tab page, which gives you quick access to recently visited websites and a Google search bar. While some users find this page useful, you might want to specify another particular URL as your homepage.

This article applies to the latest version of the Google Chrome browser for PC and mobile devices. You can update Google Chrome manually for free if you are running an older version.

How to Change the Homepage in Chrome

To change the default homepage for your browser:

  1. Open Chrome and select the menu button located in the top-right corner of the window. It's the one with three stacked dots.

  2. Choose Settings from the drop-down menu.

    Settings in Chrome menu
  3. In the Search settings box at the top of that screen, type home.

  4. Under Show home button, make sure the Home button is enabled.

    Show home button toggle in Chrome
  5. Select the option beside Enter custom web address and type a URL into the text box so that Chrome will open the web page of your choice when you press the Home button.

    Custom home page URL field in Chrome settings
  6. After you change your homepage, you can continue using Chrome normally since changes are saved automatically.

How to Change Which Pages Open When Chrome Starts

The steps above are for changing the homepage in the Google Chrome browser, not for changing which pages open when Chrome starts. To do that:

  1. Open the Chrome Settings menu.

  2. Type startup into the Search settings field.

  3. Select Open a specific page or set of pages.

    Open a specific page or set of pages option in Chrome
  4. Select Add a new page.

  5. Enter the URL you want to appear when you open Chrome and select Add. You can also add additional pages if you desire.