Import bookmarks and other data from Google Chrome

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Firefox lets you easily import bookmarks and other data from Google Chrome. This article gives you step-by-step instructions for getting it done.

Start the Firefox import process

Use one of these methods to import your data into Firefox from Google Chrome:

Import from Firefox Settings

Starting in Firefox version 113, you can import your Google Chrome bookmarks and other data from the Firefox Settings panel:

  1. In the Menu bar at the top of the screen, click Firefox and then select Preferences or Settings, depending on your macOS version.Click the menu button Fx89menuButton and select Settings.
  2. In the General panel to the left, click on Import Data under the Import browser data section.
    Import data from Firefox settings

The Import Wizard will open. From here, you can choose the Google Chrome profile and the data you wish to import (see below).

Import from the Library window

You can import data from Google Chrome into Firefox from the Bookmarks Library window:

  1. Click the Firefox menu button Menu button 1 to open the menu panel. Click Bookmarks and then click the Manage bookmarks bar at the bottom. The Library window will open.
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  2. From the toolbar in the Library window, click import-export-arrowsimport-export-arrowsImport and Backup and choose Import Data from Another Browser…. This will open the Import Wizard.
    Tip: Another way to import from another browser is to enable the Menu bar (press Alt on the keyboard to enable it temporarily), click File in Menu bar at the top of the screen and select Import from Another Browser….

Choose data and complete the import

  1. In the Import Wizard that appears, select the Chrome profile and the data you wish to import.
    Chrome import profile
  2. To choose the data you want to import, click on the + button. Once you've made your selection, click on Import to kick off the import process.
    Note: The Payment methods option enables you to import payment methods saved in Chrome to Firefox.
  3. All set! Click Done to wrap up the import.
    The import process will transfer the following data to Firefox:
    • Bookmarks: Web pages you have saved in your bookmarks.
    • Saved passwords: Your usernames and passwords.
    • Browsing history: Information on the sites you have visited.
    • Extensions: Chrome extensions that match similar Firefox versions.
    • Form autofill data: Information you use to populate online forms.
    • Payment methods: Payment methods saved in Chrome.
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Note: Payment methods is an import option in Firefox version 115 and above. Extensions can be imported starting in Firefox version 116.

Because Chrome defaults to saving bookmarks in its bookmarks toolbar, you should be able to find your imported bookmarks in a folder named From Google Chrome in the Firefox Bookmarks Toolbar. The Bookmarks Toolbar may be hidden. To show the Bookmarks Toolbar:

  1. Click the menu button Menu button 1 , click More Tools… and choose Customize Toolbar….
  2. Click the Toolbars dropdown menu at the bottom of the screen and select Bookmarks Toolbar.
    Bookmarks toolbar
    The Bookmarks Toolbar can be set to Always Show, Never Show, or Only Show on New Tab.
  3. Click Done.
Tip: You can also turn the Bookmarks Toolbar on or off from the Firefox menu bar at the top of the screen, if the Menu bar is enabled: Click View, go down to Toolbars and select Bookmarks Toolbar.

Complete imported extensions installation

Starting in Firefox version 116, you can import extensions from Google Chrome. When you import your data from Chrome to Firefox, we aim to provide a smooth transition for your extensions by carefully matching the most-used Chrome add-ons to similar Firefox versions. The import process focuses on finding comparable Firefox extensions that:

  • Are created by the same developer.
  • Have updated in the last six months.
  • Are approved and recommended on AMO.
  • Offer equivalent functionality.

This ensures we transfer over optimized extensions that integrate securely and reliably into your Firefox browser. After importing your data, there are just a couple steps to finalize the installation of your new Firefox extensions:

  1. Click the menu button Menu button 1 in the top-right corner.
  2. Select Finalize the installation of your imported add-ons from the menu.
    Complete imported extensions installation

That's it! The compatible extensions you imported from Chrome will finish installing.

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