How to Delete Bookmarks on Chrome

Remove your booksmarks from Chrome one at a time or all at once

Bookmarks in Google Chrome are useful in finding frequently used or important pages without searching, but they can pile up over time. Whether you accidentally bookmarked a single page that you want to delete or you want to delete all your Chrome bookmarks at once, you can do it on your computer or with the Chrome mobile app.

What Are Chrome Bookmarks?

Bookmarking is a system that web browsers such as Chrome use to make it easier to find specific web pages. Instead of writing down a long universal resource locator (URL) or searching for a page every time, you can click a single button in Chrome to bookmark any web page for access later.

If you end up with too many bookmarks to manage, you can organize them into folders or remove the ones you don't use frequently.

A woman deletes bookmarks on Chrome.
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Why Delete Chrome Bookmarks?

Chrome bookmarks are easy to create, either intentionally or accidentally. You may accidentally bookmark a page when trying to type a new URL, open a new tab, or interact with one of your plug-ins. When that happens, it's a good idea to remove the bookmark to avoid clutter immediately.

The other reason to remove bookmarks is that they accumulate over time, and you can end up with an unmanageable mess of old bookmarks that you no longer need. If you're ready for a fresh start, remove all your bookmarks in one fell swoop.

How to Delete a Chrome Bookmark From the Web Page

There are two ways to delete a Chrome bookmark: from the bookmarked web page itself and using Chrome's Bookmarks manager.

Going to the bookmarked web page provides the fastest way to remove a bookmark if you only have one or a few to remove. Here's how:

  1. Open the Chrome web browser on your computer and go to the web page you want to remove from your bookmarks.

  2. When the page opens, click or press the solid star at the right end of the URL bar.

    Web page showing star in Chrome URL bar

    The star is solid on a bookmarked web page. If the star is hollow instead of solid, the page isn't bookmarked. In that case, clicking the star bookmarks the web page.

  3. Click Remove in the drop-down menu to delete the bookmark to the web page.

    Drop-down menu in Chrome to remove a bookmark

How to Delete a Bookmark Using the Chrome Bookmark Manager

If you don't remember the URL of the bookmark you want to delete, you can find it in the Chrome Bookmarks manager. Here's how:

  1. Open Chrome and enter chrome://bookmarks/ in the URL field.

    Chrome browser on a computer
  2. Locate the bookmark you want to delete. If you have several folders listed in the sidebar, you may need to look through more than one folder to find it.

    If you don't see the bookmark while scrolling through the list, use the search box at the top of the Bookmarks manager to locate it.

  3. Click or tap the (three dots) icon to the right of the bookmark you want to delete.

    Bookmarks manager in Chrome

    You can also right-click the bookmark and delete it instead of clicking the icon.

  4. Click or tap Delete in the pop-up menu.

    Bookmarks manager in Chrome
  5. Repeat this process for each additional bookmark you want to delete.

How to Delete All Your Chrome Bookmarks

If you want to delete all your Chrome bookmarks and start fresh, you do it using the Bookmarks manager. Here's how to remove all your Chrome bookmarks at once:

  1. Open Chrome and go to the Bookmarks manager by entering chrome://bookmarks/ in the URL field.

  2. If you have more than one folder listed in the sidebar, select the folder that contains the bookmarks you want to delete.

    Folders in the Chrome Bookmarks manager

    Folders in the sidebar are independent of each other, so you need to delete each one separately if you want to remove all your bookmarks.

  3. Click in the list of bookmarks and type CTRL+A (Command+A on a Mac) on your keyboard to select every bookmark in the folder. They should all be highlighted.

    A list bookmarks in Chrome
  4. Click Delete.

    Chrome Bookmarks manager

    This process can't be undone.

  5. If you have other bookmark folders to delete, click the next folder in the sidebar and repeat this process.

How to Delete Bookmarks in the Chrome App

The process of deleting bookmarks differs in the Chrome mobile app.

  1. Open the Chrome app on your mobile device. Tap the three-dot icon to open a menu.

  2. Tap Bookmarks in the menu,

  3. If you have multiple folders, tap a folder to open it and display the bookmarks it contains.

    Chrome mobile app
  4. Delete a single bookmarks by swiping to the left on it and tapping Delete.

    To delete multiple bookmarks, tap Edit and tap each one you want to delete.

    Bookmarks Bar screen in Chrome app
  5. Tap Delete.