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 select the Home button in Google Chrome. The Home button is the house icon located in the upper-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 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 have 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 upper-right corner of the window. It's the one with three stacked dots.

    The More menu in Safari
  2. Choose Settings from the drop-down menu.

    Settings in Chrome
  3. Scroll down to Appearance and turn on the Show home button toggle switch.

    The "Show Home Button" option
  4. Select Enter custom web address and type a URL into the text box so that Chrome opens the web page of your choice when you select the Home button.

    The custom home page field
  5. Select the Home button to return to the site you specified.

    The Home button in Chrome

How to Change Which Pages Open When Chrome Starts

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

  1. Open the Chrome Settings menu.

  2. Scroll down to the On startup section and select Open a specific page or set of pages.

    The "Open a specific page or set of pages" option in Chrome startup settings
  3. Select Add a new page.

    The "Add a new page" option
  4. Enter the URL you want to appear when you open Chrome and select Add. You can also add additional pages if you desire.

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