What is a tag in Firefox bookmarks?

Penny Guiberteau April 23, 2011

While in Firefox bookmarks, I see things about tags, but I don’t know what these are.

  1. Mike
    April 23, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    The tags in FF bookmarks work kind of the same like they do on websites or the MUO Answer section.

    Basically they allow you to assign bookmarks to certain categories and easily find them by searching for the tag instead of the actual bookmark.


  2. Tina
    April 23, 2011 at 5:08 pm


    in general, tags are words that describe something. In the case of bookmarks, they describe the kind of website this bookmark is for. For example a bookmark pointing to Facebook.com could have the following tags: social network, communicate, connect with friends.

    The purpose of tags is that you can search for them. So if you searched for all the bookmarked websites that let you 'connect with friends', not only your bookmark for Facebook would come up, but for example also your bookmark for MySpace.

    Here is a guide to Firefox Bookmark Tags.

    Please let us know whether this answered your question. Thank you!

    • Pguiberteau
      April 23, 2011 at 8:18 pm

      Thank you. It makes sense, now.