How to Delete Bookmarks on Google Chrome

How to Delete Bookmarks

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Bookmarks are a great way to tag pages you want to revisit. However, they're so easy to create that they proliferate faster than the proverbial bunny rabbit, and every now and then it's time to clean house. Deleting bookmarks can be done with just a few clicks or taps, regardless of what browser you're using.



  1. Right-click on any bookmark and select"Delete."At any time in Chrome, you can right-click a bookmark and select "Delete" to permanently delete it. You can do this for bookmarks in your bookmarks bar, the bookmarks manager, or the list in the "Bookmarks" section of the Chrome menu. You won't be asked to confirm that you want to remove the bookmark.
  2. Open the bookmark manager.You can use the bookmark manager tool in Chrome to view all of your bookmarks at once. There are a couple of ways to open this in a new tab:
    • Click the Chrome Menu button and select "Bookmarks" → "Bookmark manager." This will open a new tab.
    • PressCommand/Ctrl+Shift+Oto open the bookmark manager in a new tab.
    • Typechrome://bookmarksinto the address bar to load the bookmark manager in the current tab.
  3. Browse your bookmarks.All of your bookmarks will be displayed in the bookmark manager. You can expand folders to see the bookmarks inside.
  4. Display the bookmarks bar.This bar appears underneath your address bar, and will display your bookmarks. You can quickly delete bookmarks from this bar.
    • Click the Chrome Menu button and select "Bookmarks" → "Show bookmarks bar."
    • PressCommand/Ctrl+Shift+B

Internet Explorer

  1. Right-click on any bookmark ("favorite") and select"Delete."Internet Explorer refers to bookmarks as "favorites," and they can be deleted from anywhere by right-clicking on them and selecting "Delete." You can delete them from the Favorites sidebar or from the Favorites menu bar.
  2. Open the Favorites sidebar to view your bookmarks.This sidebar will display all of your saved bookmarks. There are a few ways to open it:
    • Click the Star (☆) button and then click the "Favorites" tab.
    • PressAlt+Cand click the "Favorites" tab.
  3. Open the Favorites manager to view your bookmarks.You can also view your bookmarks using the Favorites manager. This will allow you to easily expand and collapse your various bookmark folders:
    • Click the "Favorites" menu and select "Organize favorites." If you don't see the "Favorites" menu, press .
    • Click folders once to expand or collapse them.
    • Deleting a folder will delete all of the bookmarks inside.
  4. Find your bookmarks in Windows Explorer.Internet Explorer stores your favorites as files that you can find in Windows Explorer. This can make deleting large numbers of bookmarks much easier.
    • Open a Windows Explorer windows (Win+E) and navigate toC:\Users\username\Favorites. All of your Internet Explorer bookmarks will be displayed as files and folders.
    • You can drag bookmark files to the Recycle Bin or right-click on them and select "Delete."
  1. Tap or click the Hub button.This looks like three lines symbolizing a paragraph.
  2. Tap or click the Favorites tab.The tab has a Star (☆) as the label. Edge refers to bookmarks as "favorites."
  3. Right-click or long-press a bookmark and select"Delete."This will immediately delete the bookmark. If you delete a folder, all of the bookmarks inside will be deleted as well.
    • You cannot delete the "Favorites Bar" folder.


  1. Open the Bookmarks sidebar.The easiest way to quickly see all of your Firefox bookmarks is through the Bookmarks sidebar. Click the clipboard button next to the Bookmark button and select "View Bookmarks Sidebar."
  2. Expand the categories to see your bookmarks.Bookmarks that you've added will be sorted into different categories. Expand these to see the bookmarks that you have, or search for specific bookmarks using the search box.
  3. Right-click on a bookmark and select "Delete" to remove it.The bookmark will be deleted immediately.
    • You can right-click bookmarks from any location, including the bookmarks menu, the bookmarks bar, or any other place you may find your bookmarks.
  4. Open the Library to manage your bookmarks.If you need to delete a lot of bookmarks, the Library will make it easy to find and remove them.
    • Click the clipboard button and select "Show All Bookmarks," or pressCommand/Ctrl+Shift+B.
    • Select multiple bookmarks at once by holding /Commandand clicking each one.


  1. Click the "Bookmarks" menu and select"Edit Bookmarks."This will open the Bookmarks manager.
    • You can also pressCommand+Option+B.
  2. Control-click any bookmark you want to remove and select"Delete."This will immediately remove the bookmark.
  3. Control-click bookmarks in your Favorites bar to delete them as well.You can quickly delete bookmarks in Safari's Favorites bar by right-clicking on them and selecting "Delete."

Chrome (Mobile)

  1. Tap the Chrome Menu button (⋮) and select"Bookmarks."This will open the list of bookmarks that you have saved. If you don't see the ⋮ button, scroll up a little bit.
    • If you are signed in with your Google account, all of your synced bookmarks will be displayed.
    • The process for this is the same for Android and iOS.
  2. Tap the Menu button (⋮) next to a bookmark you want to delete.This will open a small menu.
  3. Tap "Delete" to remove the bookmark.It will be deleted immediately.
    • If you accidentally deleted the bookmark, you can tap Undo to restore it. This option is only available for a few seconds.
    • If you delete a folder, all of the bookmarks inside will be deleted as well.
  4. Press and hold a bookmark to select multiple bookmarks.When you press and hold a bookmark, you'll enter selection mode. You can then tap additional bookmarks to add them to the selection.
  5. Delete your selected bookmarks by tapping the trash can.This will delete all of the bookmarks that you have selected.

Safari (iOS)

  1. Tap the Bookmarks button.You'll find this at the bottom of the screen on an iPhone, or at the top on an iPad.
  2. Tap the Bookmarks tab.This will display all of the bookmarks you have saved.
  3. Tap the "Edit" button.This will allow you to remove items from the list.
    • If the bookmark you want to delete is in a folder, open the folder first and then tap "Edit."
  4. Tap the "-" next to the bookmark or folder you want to remove.Tap "Delete" to confirm.
    • You cannot delete the Favorites or History folders, but you can delete items inside of them.

Android Browser

  1. Tap the Bookmarks button at the bottom of the screen.The button has an icon of a bookmark. This will open your browser's bookmark manager.
  2. Tap and hold the bookmark you want to delete.This will open a new menu.
  3. Tap "Delete bookmark" to remove the bookmark.After confirming it will be deleted, and you won't be able to restore it.
    • Deleting a folder will delete all of the bookmarks in that folder, but you'll be asked to confirm the deletion for each one.

Community Q&A

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    How can I delete my Facebook account permanently?
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    Community Answer
    On Facebook, click on "Settings" then "Account" then "Settings" then "Security" then "Security Settings" then "Account" and finally "Deactivate".
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