Add Website Shortcuts to Homescreen in Android Lollipop

Every morning I wake up and check the New York Times, New York Daily News or the USA Today website to stay in touch with what is happening in the world around us. In fact every one has some of the websites that they check most often on their smartphones. Usually we open the web browser like Chrome in the smartphone and type the website domain or access it from the bookmarks. But none of these methods are as fast as the shortcut of the website on the Android home screen itself. Using the home screen shortcut, you can open your favorite sites in just one touch. If you use the Chrome browser in Android, then you can easily add any website to the home screen in a jiffy.

Here is how you can add websites to the Android homescreen using the Chrome web browser:

  1. First of all you have to launch the Chrome web browser and open the website that you want to add to the home screen.
  2. Once the target website is opened, press the menu hard key on your device or touch the menu icon (three vertical dots) in the Chrome address bar. This will open the context menu from where you have to select Add to homescreen.Add Website Shortcuts to Android Homescreen
  3. You are given an opportunity to change the shortcut name for the new shortcut to the website that will be added to the home screen. You can change it to anything you like, but it makes sense to use a name that identifies the target site easily.
  4. Touching on the Add will add a new shortcut to the home screen. You can drag this shortcut on the home screen as you wish. This shortcut will let you open the target website in just one touch.Add Website Shortcuts to Android Homescreen

Conclusion: Its very easy to add the shortcuts to your most frequented websites to the home screen of your Android device and Chrome browser makes the whole process a matter of seconds.