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Create Website Shortcut on Desktop using Chrome on Computer

Want to create desktop shortcut links for websites using Chrome browser? Learn how to create shortcuts to your favorite sites on your desktop.

Google Chrome allows you to create desktop site shortcuts and save them locally. The shortcuts will automatically open on the default browser and launch the site.

Desktop shortcuts are beneficial when we need to open a specific link or URL frequently. You can also add the site links on the home screen of the browser.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to create the site shortcut link on a desktop screen using the Google Chrome browser.

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Create a Site Shortcut Link on the Desktop

The shortcut links always help in reducing effort and improving productivity. Here are the steps to create a shortcut link and add it to the desktop screen:

  1. Launch Google Chrome on your computer.
  2. Open the website that you want to send to your other devices.
  3. Click on the More vertical 3-dots icon menu for options.
  4. Hover over the More Tools option from the list.
  5. Click on the Create Shortcut… command option.
    Create Shortcut and Add to Home Screen in Chrome Computer
  6. Customize the link title and enable or disable the checkbox to open the link in a window.
  7. Hit on the Create command button.

It will create a shortcut link and place it on the desktop screen with a hyperlink. When you double-click, the shortcut automatically opens the website link on the Chrome browser.

Bottom Line

Shortcut links are easy to create and manage. Chrome’s ability to create a website page shortcut is in-built and easy. Select the Create Shortcut… option from the menu, and the link is dropped on the desktop home screen.

Similarly, you can create a shortcut and add it to the Home screen using Chrome on Android. Like a desktop browser, the links will launch only on Google Chrome. The shortcut links also have a small Chrome favicon as an identification mark.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

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

2 comments and feedback

  1. there was an option that added to home screen but now I don’t see that option any more….how do I bring it back ?

    1. Hello, I can still see the option to “Add Shortcut” under More Tools in the latest version. Can you please update your Chrome and check for the same?

      Ensure that you’ve a webpage or site open for the option to enable or activate for usage. It will not work on start page or new tab screen.

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