How to Add a Website to Your Android Home Screen

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Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox on Android allows you to place quick access links to the websites and web applications you access most frequently. Here’s how to create a shortcut and add it to your device.

Add a website to your Home screen using Chrome

Open the Chrome app on your handset and navigate to the website you want to turn into a shortcut to the home screen. Once the website is loaded, open the Chrome Settings menu by tapping the three vertical dots located in the upper right corner.

Chrome settings

Then select the “Add to home screen” option.

Chrome button Add to home screen

A new screen that will allow you to place the icon automatically or choose where to place it. On this “Add to Home screen” screen, you will see a preview of the shortcut icon. Press the “Add automatically” button to place the new icon on the home screen of your Android device wherever space is available.

If you want to place the icon in a different location on your Home screen, long press the icon and drag it to the desired location.

Chrome Place Icon

Add a website to your Home screen using Firefox

Open the Mozilla Firefox app and navigate to the website you want to turn into a shortcut on the home screen of your Android device. Touch and hold the website URL in the address bar until a context menu appears. Select the “Add a page shortcut” option.

Firefox Android Add a page shortcut

A new window will open and you will see a preview of the 1 × 1 icon. Press the “Add automatically” button to add the icon to the home screen of your device. To configure the exact location of where the shortcut is placed on the Home screen, long press the icon and drag it to the desired location.

Firefox Place icon


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