How to Add a Website to Android Home Screen

Introduction

If you’ve got a list of websites you visit regularly you can save yourself a few taps on your Android device by creating a shortcut to those sites on your device’s home screen. Creating a shortcut on your Android home screen looks exactly like any other app, but when you tap it, it opens in a web browser. In this video I’ll show you how to create website shortcuts using both Google Chrome and the Samsung Internet app.

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Steps to Add Website Shortcut to Android Home Screen Using Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and then navigate to the website you want to add a shortcut icon for on your Android device’s home screen. In this example, I’ll navigate to the CNBC website.
  2. Tap the vertical ellipses on the screen to open a menu, and then tap “Add to Home Screen” in the menu. The Add to Home Screen dialog box will be displayed.

  1. The Name field is editable, so change the name you want to be associated with the website shortcut icon if so desired. In this example, I’ll shorten this name to CNBC.
  2. Tap “Add” in the dialog box when you’re finished. Your new shortcut icon linking to this website will be added to your device’s home screen. Tap the icon at any time to launch the site in your web browser.

Steps to Add Website Shortcut to Android Home Screen Using Samsung Internet App

  1. Launch the Samsung Internet app and then navigate to the website you want to add a shortcut icon for on your Android device’s home screen. In this example, I’ll navigate to the CNBC website.
  2. Tap the “Menu” icon to open the browser’s menu.

  1. Tap “Add Page To.” The Add Current Web Page To menu is displayed.

  1. Tap “Home Screen” in this menu. The Add to Home Screen dialog box will be displayed. The Name field is editable, so change the name you want to be associated with the website shortcut icon if so desired. In this example, I’ll shorten this name to CNBC.

  1. Tap “Add” in the dialog box when you’re finished. Your new shortcut icon linking to this website will be added to your device’s home screen. Tap the icon at any time to launch the site in your web browser.

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