How to Add Website Shortcut to Android Home Screen

In this post you will see:

  • How to add a website shortcut to Android home screen
  • How to add a website shortcut to the iPhone home screen
  • How to pin website shortcut to Windows 10 taskbar or Start menu

Let’s start.

How to add a website shortcut to Android home screen

Here, I use Chrome for Android, Firefox for Android, and Edge for Android.

Chrome for Android

Open the site you want in the Chrome app.

Hit the three vertical dots at the top.

Above the “Desktop site,” you will see the “Add to Home screen” option. Click on it.

In the popup, edit the name of the shortcut if you want to. Tap “Add.”

If you want to manually place the shortcut on the home screen, use the icon you see. Otherwise, tap the “Add automatically” option.

That’s it. Go to the home screen, and you’ll see the website shortcut.

Note: You can remove the website shortcut using the steps in this tutorial. Remember, this also applies to Firefox and Edge.

Firefox for Android

Open the Firefox app.

Go to the desired website.

Hit the three vertical dots at the bottom.

Tap the “Add to Home screen” option.

Change the name of the shortcut if you want to. Click “Add.”

If you want to manually place the shortcut on the home screen, use the icon you see. Otherwise, tap the “Add automatically” option.

That’s all. You can see the shortcut on the home screen.

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Edge for Android

Open the Edge app.

Go to the desired website.

Hit the three horizontal dots at the bottom.

Search and tap the “Add to screen” option.

Change the name of the shortcut if you want to. Click “Add.”

If you want to manually place the shortcut on the home screen, use the icon you see. Otherwise, tap the “Add automatically” option.

That’s all. Go to the home screen, and you’ll find the shortcut.

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How to add a website shortcut to an iPhone home screen

Open Safari on your iPhone.

Open the site for which you want the shortcut.

Tap Share at the bottom.

In the pop-up, you will find “Add to Home Screen.” Tap on it.

Change the name of the shortcut if you want to. Tap “Add.”

That’s all. You can see the website shortcut on the home screen of your iPhone.

If you want to remove the shortcut, proceed as follows:

Long press the one you want to remove.

Click on “Delete Bookmark.”

Click “Delete” in the confirmation popup.

How to pin website shortcut to Windows 10 Start menu or taskbar

I use the browsers Edge, Chrome and Firefox here.

Microsoft Edge Browser

Below are the steps for pinning a website shortcut to the taskbar or Start menu.

An alternative method to pin a website shortcut to the taskbar was discussed in the following section “Mozilla Firefox” of this article.

Let us look at the steps.

Open the website you want on Edge.

Hit the three horizontal dots.

Move the mouse over “More tools.”

Press “Pin to taskbar” or “Pin to Start” depending on where you want the shortcut.

Change the name of the shortcut in the pop-up if you like.

Press “Pin.”

If you see a pop-up, click “Yes.”

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Google Chrome

Below are the steps for pinning a website shortcut to the Start menu or taskbar. In the next section, an alternative method to pin a website shortcut to the taskbar was discussed.

Let us look at the steps.

Go to the website you want to be on in Chrome.

Hit the three horizontal dots at the top.

Move the mouse over “More tools.”

Click on “Create shortcut.”

Select “Open as window” in the pop-up if you want to open the shortcut in a new window.

Change the name of the shortcut if you want and click the “Create” button.

Now, you can see the website shortcut on the desktop.

Right-click on it, and you will see the context menu.

Click “Pin to Start” if you want to pin the shortcut to the Start menu.

Click the Pin to taskbar option to pin the shortcut to the taskbar.

Firefox

If you want to pin a website shortcut to the taskbar, follow the steps below. It’s not just Firefox, this also applies to Edge and Chrome.

Here’s an important thing to consider:

For each browser, you can pin only one shortcut using this method, let us see this by looking at an instance.

You’ve already pinned a shortcut to the taskbar, which opens Google. And now you’ve created a shortcut that opens Facebook. You can’t pin the latter to the taskbar until you unpin the former.

Let us look at the steps.

Create a shortcut for Edge, Chrome or Firefox on the desktop.

Right-click on the shortcut and click “Properties.”

In the “Target” field, go to the end. Hit the “Space bar” key.

Add: -url “https://www.technologyhint.com/”

Replace https://www.technologyhint.com/ with the desired website URL.

Click “OK.”

Now right-click on the shortcut.

Click “Pin to taskbar” if you want to pin the shortcut to the taskbar.

Note: Remove the shortcut from your desktop if you want.

Read: How to change the default download location in Firefox

How to Unpin a Website Shortcut from the Taskbar or Start Menu

To unpin from the Start menu, right-click on the tile. Select “Unpin from Start.”

To unpin from the taskbar, right-click on the shortcut. Select “Unpin from taskbar.”

If you have followed the Microsoft Edge section, you must also follow the steps below:

Open Edge.

Type edge://apps in the address bar. Press the “Enter” key.

You see what you have created.

Click on the “X” icon next to it.

Press “Remove.”

If you have followed the Google Chrome section, you must also follow the steps below:

Open the Chrome browser.

Type chrome://apps into the address bar and hit the “Enter” key.

You see what you have created.

Right-click on it and select the “Remove from Chrome” option.

Click “Remove” in the confirmation popup.

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