Favorites are themed collections of images and videos stored on the Yandex Favorites service. You can also add bookmarks to your collections to access them from other browsers.

To work with your collections, log in to Yandex Browser with Yandex ID on all your synced devices.

  1. View your collection
  2. Add bookmarks, images, and videos
  3. Share, invite co-contributors
  4. Edit card
  5. I can't add sites to collections

View your collection

To open your collections in Yandex Browser, click  in the upper-right corner of the screen. The upper part of the Favorites page contains a search bar, viewing buttons, and settings. Below you can see links, images, videos, and other cards you have added to Favorites.

You can:

Action How to perform it

View the collection list, go to the collection

Click  in the upper-left part of the screen. Select the collection from the list.

Set up the appearance and sorting of cards

Click  in the upper-left part of the screen.
View only a certain type of cards (for example, images or videos) Select what you need in the top panel. To view all cards again, click Favorites in the top-left corner.

Search cards by name or topic

Enter a name or keyword in the search bar.
Search for a bookmark you added to the collection Click  to open the collections list and go to the collection you have added a bookmark to. By default, bookmarks are added to My links.

Create a new collection

At the top right, part of the screen, click  and select New collection. Enter the name and description of the collection and click Add. To learn more about how to add new cards to your collections, go to Add bookmarks, images, and videos.

Tip. You can view images, videos, and bookmarks added to the collection in any browser. To do this, open the Yandex website, log in, and click in the upper-right corner of the page. If you grant public access to your collection, you can see it in another browser without logging in to Yandex. Other Yandex users can also see this collection.

If you don't want to see the Favorites icon :

  1. Click   → Settings → Tools.
  2. Under Favorites, deselect Show the Favorites button to the right of the tabs.

Add bookmarks, images, and videos

There are two ways to save bookmarks:

  • In the Bookmark Manager. In this case, you can view them only on your synced devices in Yandex Browser.
  • In Favorites. You can also view them in other browsers.

To add a bookmark to Favorites:

  1. Open a webpage.
  2. In the SmartBox, click . A pop-up window appears on the screen.
  3. If you want to change the bookmark name, click  in the window header.
  4. By default, the bookmark is saved to the same folder or collection as the previous one.
    • To save a bookmark to a different collection or folder, click the name of the collection or folder under To Favorites and then click Done.
    • To save a bookmark to a new collection, go to To Favorites and click Add to new collection. Enter a name for the new collection and click Done.

Share, invite co-contributors

You can open your collection for viewing or create shared collections with other users.

  1. Click  to open the collections list and select the one you need.
  2. In the top-right corner, click Share.
  3. Enable Open access by link.
  4. Specify who you want to grant access to:

    • To allow other people to view the collection, select View-only.
    • To invite co-contributors and allow them to edit the collection, select Link for co-contributors.
  5. Click Share link.
  6. Choose how you want to send the invitation: via a social network, messenger, or by email. You can also copy an invitation link and send, save, or post it.

Edit card

  1. Open your collections and choose the desired one.
  2. Hover over the card for the necessary image, video, or link.
  3. The icon appears in the upper-right corner of the card. Choose an action:
    • Move to another collection. Click   → Move. Select the collection where you want to add the card (or create a new one).
    • Change the description. Click   → Edit. Edit the card description and click Save changes.
    • Remove from collections. Click   → Delete. Confirm the action.

I can't add sites to collections

If you see a message that the site could not be added to your collections:

  1. Log in with your Yandex ID or click the profile photo in the side panel and then click the photo again in the window that opens.

  2. In the upper-right corner, click the profile photo, then Log out.

  3. Restart Yandex Browser.

  4. Log in with Yandex ID again.