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How to customise your homepage and startup page on Google Chrome

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Want to do more with your Google Chrome? Here is how to customise your homepage and startup page on the Google Chrome browser.

Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers for desktop and smartphones. With most smartphone users having a Google account, the Chrome browser also brings tonnes of personalisation features. Some of them you must have already been using. Today, we take a look at some of the interesting customisations you can do on your browser – how to customise your homepage and startup page on Google Chrome browser. 

Before we hold forth, you need to understand the difference between a startup page and a home page on Google’s Chrome browser. The Google Chrome startup page is the one that opens when you first launch Chrome on your device. Google Chrome Homepage is the page that opens when you click on the Home button. By the way, you can also choose to keep the two same.

Personalising Google Chrome homepage

Step 1: Open the Chrome browser on your desktop.

Step 2: Click on the three dots menu to enter Settings.

Step 3: Go to “Appearance” to enable the Home button.

Step 4: Under the “Show Home button”, select the New Tab page or a custom page. Exit to save the changes.

Personalising Google Chrome startup page

Step 1: You can make Google Chrome open to a new tab page. To do so, open the Chrome browser on your PC.

Step 2: Click on the three dots menu to enter Settings.

Step 3: Select “On startup”. Here, choose “Open the New Tab page.”

Step 4: You can further personalise the experience by adding themes to your tab page.

Similarly, you can choose to continue where you left off. To do so, follow the above-mentioned steps but under the “On startup” section, choose “Continue where you left off.”

If you want Chrome to have a specific set of pages for a startup, select “Open a specific page or set of pages” under the “On startup” section. Here, you can add a new webpage (web address) manually. You can always revisit the section to edit these pages.

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