Whether you’re using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or the two people using Microsoft Edge, being able to set your homepage is an option few people partake in. However, not everyone wants to use Google as their homepage or Bing or Yahoo! Or some, don’t want one at all. Perhaps you like to visit your local news channels for breaking stories or YouTube for new content. Regardless of your reasons for changing your homepage, you don’t have to stick with the one you were given by the Google Chrome app.
If you’re using an Android device and frequently use the Chrome app, but want to set your homepage to something else, then you’ve come to the right place.
Setting Your Homepage in Chrome with Android
Not everyone wants to use Google as their homepage. Perhaps you like to visit your local news channel for breaking stories or YouTube for new content. Or, just maybe, you want to use another
1. Find and open the Google Chrome app.
2. After Google Chrome launches, select the three vertical dots located in the top right corner of the screen. Doing so will open a drop down menu full of options and settings.
3. In the drop down menu, scroll down to the very bottom and choose Settings.
4. In the Settings menu, scroll down to the section “Basics.” Under Basics, you’ll find the option Home page, located at the bottom of the section. Go ahead and select it.
5. Before you can set your homepage in Chrome, you have to enable Home page. The slider at the top should be turned on by default, but you may have turned it off or it may have been turned off by default. You don’t want it disabled. Turn the slider to the right to enable Home page.
6. With that option now turned off, your homepage can be set. Without leaving the Home page menu, choose Open this page, just below the enable/disable Home page option.
7. When your virtual keyboard appears, type in a new web address, the one you want as your new homepage. When you’re finished, select Save. Your homepage has now been set and will open anytime you use Chrome’s homepage icon.
If you make a mistake, tap Reset. If you’ve changed your mind, select Cancel.
Opening Your Homepage in Chrome with Android
If you closed Chrome while you were on a website other than your homepage, the next time you open the Chrome app, you’ll be staring at the last page you visited. When and if this happens, you can use the on-board homepage icon to quickly visit the homepage you’ve just set in the Google Chrome app.
1. Locate and launch the Google Chrome app.
2. In the top left corner of the screen, you’ll see the crude outline of a house. It is a really simplified representation of a house. That is your homepage button. Go ahead and select it.
You will now see the homepage you typed in your settings. This can really streamline several processes, especially if your homepage is, say Google, where you can quickly search for something rather than fumble with the URL address bar and your virtual keyboard.
If you want your homepage to always show up when you open the Google Chrome app, you’ll have to close every single tab before you close the Google Chrome app. That way, whenever you fire it up for the first time, you’ll see your homepage rather than the last page you visited.