Google Bookmarks
Type of site
Social bookmarking
DissolvedSeptember 30, 2021 (2021-09-30)
LaunchedOctober 10, 2005 (2005-10-10)
Current statusDiscontinued

Google Bookmarks was an online bookmarking service from Google, launched on October 10, 2005.[1] It was an early cloud-based service that allowed users to bookmark webpages and add labels or notes.[2] The service never became widely adopted by Google users.[3]

Users could securely access their bookmarks on any device by signing into their Google Account.[4] The online service was designed to store a single user's bookmarks as opposed to social and enterprise online bookmarking services that encouraged sharing bookmarks. The bookmarks were searchable, and searches were performed on the full text of the bookmark; including page title, labels and notes.[2]

Additionally, a simple bookmarklet (JavaScript function) labeled Google Bookmark was at the bottom of the Google Bookmarks page which could be dragged to the toolbar of any browser to make bookmarking more convenient. This opened a window which simplified the process to save the bookmark to Google Bookmarks and add notes and labels.[5]

The service was discontinued on September 30, 2021.[6]

See also


  1. ^ Google Targets by Michael Arrington in TechCrunch on October 11, 2005 (retrieved on January 20, 2011)
  2. ^ a b Ltd, Guiding Media Pvt (2019-03-06). "Google Bookmarks vs Chrome Bookmarks: What's the Difference". Guiding Tech. Retrieved 2019-12-20.
  3. ^ O'Dell, Jolie. "Google Unveils Delicious Bookmark Importer". Mashable. Retrieved 2019-12-20.
  4. ^ McCarty, Brad (2010-03-24). "How Google Bookmarks (with Its New Lists Feature!) Might Just Become Your Only Bookmarking Tool". The Next Web. Retrieved 2019-12-20.
  5. ^ "How to Sync Google Bookmarks With Chrome". Retrieved 2019-12-20.
  6. ^ Schoon, Ben (July 20, 2021). "Google will shut down 'Bookmarks' in September, won't affect Maps 'starred' locations [U]". 9to5Google. Retrieved July 21, 2021.