How to Import Bookmarks and History from Chrome or Firefox to Safari on Mac

At times, you would like to import bookmarks and history from Chrome or Firefox to Safari on your macOS for a smooth sailing web browsing experience. Follow this upfront guide to find out how to fetch or export bookmarks from Safari on Mac.

Though Safari remains my default web browser across iOS and macOS devices, I also use Chrome and Firefox to bring more flexibility. Luckily, it’s easier to have a streamlined experience even after switching from one web browser to the other. And to me, the ability to quickly import bookmarks and history from Chrome or Firefox to Safari on macOS is the best way to have a seamless experience.

Based on your need, you can automatically fetch bookmarks from other web browsers to Safari or bring them up manually. Besides, you also have the option to save Safari bookmarks on your Mac.

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How to Import Bookmarks and History from Chrome or Firefox to Safari

How to Automatically Import Bookmarks and History from Chrome or Firefox to Safari in macOS

When you launch Safari for the first time after using Chrome or Firefox; you will receive a notification at the bottom of Favorites asking if you wish to keep bookmarks and history. Then, you can keep your imported items or remove them.

Besides, you can go back to the Favorites or Top Sites page to import them at any time you want. To do so, click on Bookmarks menu and select Show Favorites or Show Top Sites.

That’s done! The menu items will change depending on what you have selected.

How to Manually Fetch Bookmarks and History from Chrome or Firefox to Safari on Mac

You can also manually fetch all of your bookmarks from other web browsers.

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Step #1. Open Safari and click on the File menu.

Open Safari and click on File menu on Mac

Step #2. Now, click on Import From and select Google Chrome or Firefox.

Click on Import From and select Chrome or Firefox in Mac Safari App

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Step #3. Next, choose the items you want to bring and then click on Import to confirm.

Select Items and Click Import from Chrome or Firefox to Safari on mac

There is also an option to import bookmark files to the stock web browser. Keep reading…

How to Import Bookmark File to Safari

Note: Ensure that you have a bookmark file saved on your computer.

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Step #1. Launch Safari and click on File.

Step #2. Now, click on Import From and select Bookmarks HTML File.

Click on Import From and select Bookmarks HTML File in Mac Safari App

Step #3. Next, you need to choose the file you want to import and then click on Import.

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Choose file you want to import and then click on Import in Mac Safari App

Once they have been imported, you will find them at the bottom of the sidebar in a new folder titled “Imported” and ends with the date.

Exporting bookmarks from Safari isn’t complex either…

How to Export Bookmarks From Safari on Mac

Step #1. Open Safari and click on the File menu.

Step #2. Now, click on Export Bookmarks.

Click on Export Bookmarks in Safari File Settings on Mac

Step #3. Next, select the preferred location and click on Save.

Select preferred location to Export Bookmarks From Safari on Mac

Your exported file will be named “Safari Bookmarks.html.”

That’s done!

Over to You:

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Rajesh Mishrahttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Tracking down the trending stories that are making headlines on the Internet and exploring Apple devices are what appeal Mr. Mishra the most. Aside from catching up with the fun-loving videos and FPS, he likes playing badminton and composing poems!

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