How to easily sync bookmarks between Chrome and Firefox

Victor Nogueira
Sep 6, 2017 · 2 min read

Update (Jan 2020): Nowadays I’m using a different method to keep bookmarks in sync among all browsers, click here to know more!

Something only few people know is that Google has a Bookmarks Service to keep you bookmarks on the cloud, accessible from anywhere.

If you already use Chrome, Chromium or Firefox and would like to import your bookmarks to Google Bookmarks, you can easily do that. Check the instruction below.

Note it’s not native bookmarks for either Chrome or Firefox. You’re dependent on extensions for those browsers and requires you to have a Google account.

Export bookmarks from Chrome

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More.
  3. Select Bookmarks > Bookmark Manager.
  4. In the manager, click the Organize menu.
  5. Select Export bookmarks to HTML file.

Export bookmarks from Firefox

  1. Click the Bookmarks button and select Show All Bookmarks to open the Library window.
  2. From the toolbar on the Library window, click Import and Backup and choose Export Bookmarks to HTML….
  3. In the Export Bookmarks File window that opens, choose a location to save the file, which is named bookmarks.html by default. The desktop is usually a good spot, but any place that is easy to remember will work.
  4. Click the Save button. The Export Bookmarks File window will close.

Import bookmarks into Google Bookmarks

Head to Delicious to Google Bookmarks and choose your recently-exported html file.

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Here is where you’ll upload your bookmarks.html file.

Enjoy Google Bookmarks integrated to your browser

After having set up all your Google Bookmarks, it’s time to make them available on both Chrome and Firefox. You achieve that by installing extensions on them:

Now whenever you’re logged in your Google account in Chrome or Firefox, the extension will display all your Google Bookmarks and allow you to quickly add or edit a bookmark.

Try it out and let me know if it worked for you! ;)

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