How to Add Thumbnails to Google Chrome Homepage

This article explains how to add thumbnails to Chrome’s New Tab Page (NTP). You can customize existing links or add new ones.

How to Add Custom Thumbnails in Chrome New Tab Page

After enabling the flag, restart Chrome. Now, you should see the “Add shortcut” link on the new tab page, with a “+” icon. 

Click the “Add shortcut” icon. A pop up menu appears:

In the “Name” field, enter the name of the shortcut, whatever you want to call this link. In the “URL” field, enter the web address.  Click Done.

The link should now be added.

How to Remove a Custom Link

To remove a custom link, keep your mouse pointer on the custom link, wait for the three dots menu icon to appear. Click this icon and you should see the “Remove” link on the pop up menu.

Restore Default Shortcuts

After you add multiple shortcuts to the new tab page, there will be an option to restore default shortcuts. Click the gear icon on the bottom right corner of the new tab page for this option:

Would you be interested in replacing all the most visited thumbnails on your Chrome new tab page with your custom links? Let me know in the comments section.

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  1. This certainly does NOT tell me how to add an icon to my home page!! It assumes so very much…. there is no ADD button on my screen!!!

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