How to import data from Chrome into Edge


If you’re new to the Microsoft Edge browser, one of the features you can use while setting up your browser is importing the data from your old browser. This minimises the set up required for switching over to your new browser and allows you to  work in a way that you are already familiar with in other browsers. With this feature you can import data such as favourite/ bookmarked web pages, passwords, cookies and other important data. This blog post will demonstrate how you can easily import data from Google Chrome into Microsoft Edge.

Importing data from Chrome into Edge:

  1. Open up your Edge browser and click on the three dots 
  2. Select ‘Settings’
  3. In the new window, click on ‘Import browser data’
  4. Click on ‘Choose what to import’
  5. From the drop down menu, select ‘Google Chrome’
  6. Pick the profile you want to import from 
  7. Choose which type of data to import 
  8. Click on ‘Import’
  9. When the small window appears, click ‘Done’
  10. All your selected data will now be imported into the Microsoft Edge browser

Why are so many users moving on to the Microsoft Edge browser?

After facing some criticism for the performance of their platforms, Microsoft has been trying to create a new identity for its products. One way they have done this is by developing a faster version of their Edge browser. This faster version is known for its improved performance as well as its distinctive new logo. 

One of the biggest reasons why Microsoft Edge has become so popular among internet browsers is because of its clear and simple interface. Due to moving on to a new engine (the Chromium engine, which is the same engine that powers the Google Chrome browser), the new version of Microsoft Edge has a similar layout to Chrome. Therefore it has a familiar feel to it for users who have been used to browsing on Chrome. 

Another feature of Microsoft Edge that has been popular among users is the customised experience from the moment you set up the browser. As explained previously, the new Edge browser imports all of your browser settings from your previous browser during the setup process. This makes the process of transitioning on to a new browser much easier as all the data you need is still available. If you would like to import the data from your old browser into Microsoft Edge, follow the step by step process outlined below. 

Step by step process to import data from Chrome into Edge:

During this demonstration, I will be importing all of my bookmarked items from google Chrome into the Microsoft Edge browser. Below is a screenshot of the items that are currently in my Chrome bookmarks. 

  1. Open up your Edge browser and click on the three dots 

First, open up your Microsoft Edge browser and click on the three dots that are located on the top right hand side of your screen.

  1. Select ‘Settings’

Then, from the bottom of the drop down list, select ‘Settings’

  1. In the new window, click on ‘Import browser data’

Once the new window opens up with your profile, select ‘Import browser data from the bottom of the list.

  1. Click on ‘Choose what to import’

On the next page, click on the button for ‘Choose what to import’

  1. From the drop down menu, select ‘Google Chrome’

When the next window appear, click on the small arrow that is facing downwards to access the list, then select ‘Google Chrome’

  1. Pick the profile you want to import from 

You will then be asked which profile to import from. If you have multiple profiles on your Chrome browser, then select the one you want. If you only have one profile, then skip this step and move on to the next one. 

  1. Choose which type of data to import 

From the list, select the type of data you would like to import. For the purpose of this tutorial, I will only be importing my bookmarks from Chrome, however you may select all the relevant options that you want to import.

  1. Click on ‘Import’

Then at the bottom of the window, click ‘Import’

  1. When the small window appears, click ‘Done’

When the data has been successfully imported, you will receive this message. Click ‘Done’.

  1. All your selected data will now be imported into the Microsoft Edge browser

As you can see from the screenshot above, all the items that were in my bookmarks in Chrome in the first screenshot, can now be seen in my Microsoft Edge favourites. 

Thank you for reading, if you have any further questions about Microsoft Edge or any other general questions, then feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll be happy to help. You can also read some of our other blog posts here: 

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