Google Bookmarks


Google Bookmarks
Type of site
Social bookmarking
LaunchedOctober 10, 2005; 16 years ago (2005-10-10)
Current statusDiscontinued

Google Bookmarks is a discontinued online bookmarking service from Google. It was completely separate from browser-based bookmarking and should not be confused with the Bookmarks function on any popular browser, Google Chrome included. Google Bookmarks was launched on October 10, 2005.[1] It is a cloud-based service that allows users to bookmark webpages and add labels or notes.[2] The service never became widely adopted by Google users.[3]

Users can access their bookmarks from any browser on any device by signing into their Google account.[4] The online service is designed to store a single user's bookmarks as opposed to social and enterprise online bookmarking services that encourage sharing bookmarks. The bookmarks are searchable, and searches are performed on the full text of the bookmark; including page title, labels and notes.[2]

Additionally, a simple bookmarklet (JavaScript function) labeled Google Bookmark is at the bottom of the Google Bookmarks page which can be dragged to the toolbar of any browser to make bookmarking more convenient. This opens a window to save the bookmark to Google Bookmarks and add notes and labels.[5]

The service was discontinued on September 30, 2021.[6]

See also


  1. ^ Google Targets by Michael Arrington in TechCrunch on October 11, 2005 (retrieved on January 20, 2011)
  2. ^ a b Ltd, Guiding Media Pvt (2019-03-06). "Google Bookmarks vs Chrome Bookmarks: What's the Difference". Guiding Tech. Retrieved 2019-12-20.
  3. ^ O'Dell, Jolie. "Google Unveils Delicious Bookmark Importer". Mashable. Retrieved 2019-12-20.
  4. ^ McCarty, Brad (2010-03-24). "How Google Bookmarks (with Its New Lists Feature!) Might Just Become Your Only Bookmarking Tool". The Next Web. Retrieved 2019-12-20.
  5. ^ "How to Sync Google Bookmarks With Chrome". Retrieved 2019-12-20.
  6. ^ Schoon, Ben (July 20, 2021). "Google will shut down 'Bookmarks' in September, won't affect Maps 'starred' locations [U]". 9to5Google. Retrieved July 21, 2021.

External links

  • Official website