How to Add Chrome Shortcut to Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Do you frequently use Google Chrome on your Android device? If so, you may find it convenient to have a shortcut to Chrome directly on your home screen.

This can save you time and make it easier to access your favorite websites with just a single tap. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of adding a Chrome shortcut to your Android device.

Step 1: Open the Chrome Browser

To begin, locate and open the Chrome browser on your Android device. You can usually find it in your app drawer or on your home screen if you have previously added it there.

Step 2: Access the Menu

Once you have opened Chrome, look for the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner of the screen. Tap on this icon to access the browser’s menu options.

Step 3: Select ‘Add to Home Screen’

In the menu that appears, scroll down until you find an option labeled ‘Add to Home Screen’. This option allows you to create a shortcut directly on your device’s home screen.

Step 4: Customize Your Shortcut

Tapping on ‘Add to Home Screen’ will open a new window where you can customize your Chrome shortcut. Here, you can choose a name for your shortcut that will appear beneath its icon on the home screen. Ensure that the name is concise and descriptive.

You also have the option to select an icon for your shortcut. Chrome provides a default icon, but if you prefer something different, tap on the small image thumbnail next to the name box. You can choose from various pre-existing icons or even use an image from your gallery as a custom icon.


  • If using a custom image, ensure that it is square-shaped and has a resolution of at least 192×192 pixels for optimal results.
  • If you select a pre-existing icon, Chrome may automatically resize it to fit the required dimensions.

Step 5: Add the Shortcut

After you have customized your shortcut to your liking, tap on the ‘Add’ button in the top-right corner of the window. This will add the Chrome shortcut to your Android device’s home screen.

Step 6: Organize Your Home Screen (Optional)

If you want to further customize your home screen, you can move or rearrange the Chrome shortcut. Simply tap and hold on the shortcut icon until your device enters edit mode. From there, drag and drop the icon to your preferred location on the home screen or into a specific folder.


You can also resize the shortcut by tapping and dragging its edges if supported by your Android device’s launcher.

That’s it! You have successfully added a Chrome shortcut to your Android device’s home screen. Now you can enjoy quick access to Chrome with just a single tap!


  • Open Chrome on your Android device
  • Access the menu
  • Select ‘Add to Home Screen’
  • Customize your shortcut by choosing a name and icon
  • Add the shortcut to your home screen
  • (Optional) Organize and customize your home screen further


  • Create shortcuts for other frequently used apps or websites to improve accessibility.
  • To remove a shortcut, long-press on it and drag it to the ‘Remove’ or ‘Delete’ option at the top of the screen.

By following these simple steps, you can enhance your Android experience by adding shortcuts to your favorite apps and websites. Enjoy the convenience of quick access right from your home screen!

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