Creates a bookmark or folder as a child of the BookmarkTreeNode with the specified parentId. To create a folder, omit or leave empty the CreateDetails.url parameter.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.


var createBookmark = browser.bookmarks.create(
  bookmark                  // CreateDetails object



An object containing some combination of the following fields:

index Optional
An integer Number which specifies the position at which to place the new bookmark under its parent. A value of 0 will put it at the top of the list.
parentId Optional
A string which indicates the ID of the parent folder into which to place the new bookmark or bookmark folder. Each browser has its own default; on Chrome, the default is the "Other Bookmarks" folder. On Firefox, the default is "Unfiled Bookmarks".
title Optional
A string which specifies the title for the bookmark or the name of the folder to be created. If this isn't specified, the title is "".
A bookmarks.BookmarkTreeNodeType object indicating whether this is a bookmark, a folder, or a separator. Defaults to "bookmark" unless url is omitted, in which case it defaults to "folder".
url Optional
string. A string which specifies the URL of the page to bookmark. If this is omitted or is null, a folder is created instead of a bookmark.

Return value

A Promise that will be fulfilled with a BookmarkTreeNode that describes the new bookmark node.

Browser compatibility

ChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefox for AndroidOpera
Basic support Yes1545 No Yes


This example creates a bookmark for this page, placing it in the default folder ("Unfiled Bookmarks" in Firefox, "Other Bookmarks" in Chrome).

function onCreated(node) {

var createBookmark = browser.bookmarks.create({
  title: "bookmarks.create() on MDN",
  url: ""


Example extensions


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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