Browse faster and smarter with Chrome insider tips and tricks!


Modified 13 June 2019 by Lucy Taylor

Give your Google Chrome Search screen some personality and add some handy shortcuts to your favourite sites


Don’t settle for basic when you can have something personalised, visually appealing and useful. With a few simple steps you can add shortcuts to those important sites you find yourself on every day and improve the look and feel of your search screen.

  1. Open a new tab
  2. In the bottom right, click the ‘customize this page’ pencil icon. Here you can upload your own image or pick from Chrome backgrounds
  3. To add shortcuts, simply click ‘+ Add shortcut’, then just add your site name and url