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Change the Homepage to Site Address in Chrome on a Computer

The Google Chrome browser is defaulted to the new tab as the home URL. However, it also offers the option to change the homepage URL.

You can set the homepage URL to any desired website address from the settings page. You can also enable the Home icon, which can be used to access the page quickly.

In this guide, I have shared written instruction about:

Setting Homepage as Site URL

The browser homepage is the first page you see when you launch the browser. Hence, it’s suitable for an organization to set up an internal or corporate site as its homepage. Here are the steps to change:

  1. Open Google Chrome on the Computer.
  2. Click on the More vertical 3-dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select Settings from the list.
  4. Scroll down to the On start-up section and choose Open a specific page or set of pages.
  5. Enter the website URL to open a start-up page.
    Change Homepage URL in Chrome Computer

This will set a new URL entered in the settings page as the homepage URL for the Chrome browser.

Next time you launch the Chrome browser, the page will load instead of the default new tab page within the Google search bar.

Show Home button and Set a Home URL

Google Chrome allows us to customize the home button destination page. You can also disable or enable the Home button with a simple toggle button. Here are the steps to enable the home button and also change the URL:

  1. Launch Google Chrome on the computer.
  2. Click on the More vertical 3-dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select Settings from the list.
  4. Scroll down to the Appearance section and toggle the Show Home button option.
  5. Switch from the New Tab page to the URL field.
  6. Enter the URL that you want to configure for the Home icon.
    Show Home button and customize the link in Chrome computer

It will display the home icon button on the Chrome browser, and when you click on the Home home icon button, it will take you to the custom URL you’ve configured on the appearance page.

Bottom Line

Google Chrome allows us to customize the homepage, which helps set up any website URL or internal site. You can also set up your custom search engine as a homepage.

Similarly, you can change the homepage to URL in Chrome on Android. It will also modify the Home button destination address.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified Analytics & IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with an Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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