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

Warning: If your extension attempts to remove a bookmark from the bookmarks tree root node, the call will raise an error with the message: "The bookmark root cannot be modified" and the bookmark won't be removed.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.


let 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.


function onRemoved() {

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

let bookmarkId = "abcdefghijkl";

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

Example extensions

Browser compatibility

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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.