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bookmarks.update() updates the title and/or URL of a bookmark, or the name of a bookmark folder.

If the bookmark item could not be found, runtime.lastError is set, and you can check for it in the callback.


  id,                    // string
  changes,               // object
  function(              // optional function
    result                 // BookmarkTreeNode object
  ) {...}

This API is also available as browser.bookmarks.update() in a version that returns a promise.


A string specifying the ID of the bookmark or bookmark folder to update.
An object specifying the changes to apply, with some combination of the following fields. Any items not specified aren't changed in the referenced bookmark or folder:
title Optional
A string containing the new title of the bookmark, or the new name of the folder if id refers to a folder.
url Optional
A string providing a new URL for the bookmark.
callback Optional
A callback function which is called once the changes have been applied; it receives a single parameter:
A bookmarks.BookmarkTreeNode object representing the updated bookmark.

Browser compatibility

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


Renaming folders

This example renames all folders named "MDN" to "Mozilla Developer Network (MDN)".

function updateFolders(items) {
  for (item of items) {
    // only folders, so skip items with a `url`
    if (!item.url) {
      chrome.bookmarks.update(, {
        title: "Mozilla Developer Network (MDN)"
}{ title: "MDN" }, updateFolders);


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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