The bookmarks.remove() method removes a single bookmark or an empty bookmark folder.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.


var removingBookmark = browser.bookmarks.remove(
  id                 // string


A string specifying the ID of the bookmark or empty folder to remove.

Return value

A Promise that will be fulfilled with no arguments.

If the node corresponding to the id parameter can't be found or was a non-empty folder, the promise is rejected with an error message.

Browser compatibility

Chrome Edge Firefox Firefox for Android Opera
Basic support Yes No 45.0 No 33


function onRemoved() {

function onRejected(error) {
  console.log(`An error: ${error}`);

var bookmarkId = "abcdefghijkl";

var removingBookmark = browser.bookmarks.remove(bookmarkId);
removingBookmark.then(onRemoved, onRejected);

Example add-ons


This API is based on Chromium's chrome.bookmarks API. This documentation is derived from bookmarks.json in the Chromium code.

Microsoft Edge compatibility data is supplied by Microsoft Corporation and is included here under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.

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