You are probably trying to forget when Google updated bookmarks in Chrome at the end of last year. Well don’t worry, the company has quietly changed gears and switched back to the old one. Last year’s version, while seemingly an improvement across the board with a “nicer” layout, images, a handy search and more, was not popular with users. After remaining quiet regarding the public’s vehement disapproval, Google has reverted to the previous version as it heads back to the drawing board.
Users felt the updated version was difficult to use, and despite its overall improved look, just wasn’t what the doctor ordered. Users preferred the slimmmed-down, lightweight approach of the previous version, as you can see from these Google Product forum responses.
Even though it didn’t get it right the first time around, the Chrome team will continue to experiment with bookmark manager options and new ways “to improve the experience” as a whole.
However, for those of you that did enjoy the new experience, Google has wrapped it up into a handy browser extension known as Bookmark Manager. For those that don’t want that new experience and can’t seem to get rid of it, you’ll just need to update your browser. Hit the “Chrome” menu or that hamburger menu on the top right corner of your browser window and select About Google Chrome. From there you can enable auto updates or manually take the step up (back?) to the previous bookmarks manger.