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.

Warning: If your extension tries to create a new bookmark in the bookmark tree's root node, it raises an error: "The bookmark root cannot be modified" and the bookmark won't be created.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.


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



A bookmarks.CreateDetails object.

Return value

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


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

function onCreated(node) {

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


Example extensions

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

Note: 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.