How to Change the Google Chrome Homepage

When people refer to web browser homepage, they typically refer to both the webpage that loads when the browser is first opened, and the page displayed when the home button is clicked. These are two different things in many modern browsers, including Google Chrome, which is installed by default on the best Chromebooks.

In its default configuration, Google Chrome doesn’t have what you call a homepage. There is no home button next to the address bar, and upon Startup, a page other than a website is displayed: the new tab page. On the other hand, Google gives you the option to decide which pages it loads first upon Startup and offers a feature that enables you to set the Homepage and activate the absent home button. Here’s how to make it so that Google Chrome opens with the Homepage you want available or that navigating is simple.

Steps to Change the Google Chrome Homepage

  1. Start the desktop version of Google Chrome.
  2. Click the three vertical dots in Google Chrome’s upper-right corner to reveal the drop-down menu.
  3. Choose Settings from the drop-down menu to bring up the Google Chrome settings menu in a new tab.
  4. Startup can be found in the left sidebar.
  5. Opening a specific page or set of pages is the third option; choose it.
  6. Choose to Create a new page. 
  7. Click Add after entering the URL for the desired startup page.
  8. To add more startup pages, repeat steps 5 and 6.

You’ve been successful in altering the default pages that Google Chrome opens. Each of the pages you listed will open in a separate tab the next time you close and reopen Chrome.

How to change the home page in Chrome on Android

The Google Chrome app for Android treats the startup page and the Homepage as the same, unlike the desktop version. The homepage setting affects the website you access by tapping the home button and the page that loads whenever you start the app. 

You must take the following actions to bring it about: 

  1. To access the drop-down menu, tap the three vertical dots in Google Chrome’s upper-right corner.
  2. Within the drop-down menu, choose Settings.
  3. When you get to the Advanced settings, scroll down and choose Homepage.
  4. Tap the homepage button to enable it if it is currently off.
  5. Chrome’s home page can be chosen, or you can type in a different web address. Select Customize web address here. Another website address can be entered here. In either case, pick the second selection.
  6. The field is where you type or paste the desired website address.

When you open the Chrome app or tap the home button, your new personalized Homepage will load.