Internet, Networking, & Security Browsers How to Delete Bookmarks On Chrome Remove your booksmarks from Chrome one at a time, or all at once By Jeremy Laukkonen Writer Jeremy Laukkonen is tech writer and the creator of a popular blog and video game startup. He also ghostwrites articles for numerous major trade publications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Jeremy Laukkonen Updated February 12, 2020 Browsers Chrome Safari Firefox Microsoft Tweet Share Email Chrome bookmarks are useful in helping you find important pages without having to search, but they can really pile up over time. Whether you've accidentally bookmarked a single page that you need to delete, or you want to delete all of your Chrome bookmarks at once, we'll walk you through the entire process from start to finish. What Are Chrome Bookmarks? Bookmarking is a system that web browsers like Chrome use to make it easier to find important web pages. Instead of writing down a long universal resource locator (URL), or searching for a page ever time, you can click a single button to bookmark any web page for later. If you end up with too many bookmarks to manage, you can even use specialized bookmarking tools to keep everything organized and within easy reach. Pras Boonwong / EyeEm Why Delete Chrome Bookmarks? Since Chrome bookmarks are so easy to create, it's also very easy to bookmark a page accidentally. You may accidentally bookmark a page when trying to type a new URL, open a new tab, or even interact with one of your plugins. When that happens, it's a good idea to immediately remove the bookmark to avoid clutter. The other main reason to remove bookmarks is that they tend to accumulate slowly over time, and you can easily end up with an unmanageable mess of old bookmarks that you no longer need. If you're ready for a fresh start, you can easily remove all of your bookmarks in one fell swoop. How to Delete Chrome Bookmarks One at a Time There are two easy ways to delete a Chrome bookmark if you want to delete a single bookmark or remove a small handful of bookmarks. One involves visiting the web page you want to remove, and other other requires digging into the Chrome bookmark manager. The following instructions are illustrated with images of the desktop version of Chrome, but the same exact instructions also work for mobile Chrome. Here's the easiest way to delete a single bookmark in Chrome: Visit the page you want to remove from your bookmarks. Click or tap the star in the right end of the URL bar. If the star is hollow, instead of a solid color like this screenshot, that means you don't have the page bookmarked. In that case, clicking the star will bookmark the page. Click remove. When the bookmark is successfully deleted, the star will be hollow instead of a solid color. Repeat this process with any other bookmarks you want to remove. How to Delete a Bookmark Using the Chrome Bookmark Manager If you don't remember the URL of the bookmark you want to delete, then you can find it through the Chrome bookmark manager. Here's how to delete a single bookmark using the Chrome bookmark manager: Open Chrome, and navigate to chrome://bookmarks/ Locate the bookmark you want to delete. If you don't see the bookmark while scrolling through the list, use the search box located at the top of the bookmark manager. Click or tap the ⋮ (three vertical dots) icon that's located to the right of the bookmark you want to delete. You can also just right click the bookmark instead of clicking the ⋮ icon. Click or tap delete. Repeat this process for each additional bookmark you want to delete. How to Delete All Of Your Chrome Bookmarks If you want to delete all of your Chrome bookmarks and start fresh, the process is very similar to the second method we outlined in the previous section. If you're already familiar with that method, then there's really only one additional step. Here's how to delete all of your Chrome bookmarks at once: Open Chrome, and navigate to chrome://bookmarks/ Look to the left side of the window. If there are multiple folders listed, that means you have more than one bookmark folder. These folders are independent of each other, so you need to delete each one if you want to remove all of your bookmarks. Click the folder that corresponds to the bookmarks you want to delete. Type CTRL+A (Command+A on a Mac) on your keyboard. If you do it correctly, the entire list of bookmarks will be highlighted. Click Delete at the top right of the window when the option appears. This process can't be undone. Verify that your bookmarks were deleted. If you have other bookmark folders to delete, click the next folder and repeat these steps.