A favicon is a small icon displayed in a web browser’s tab or bookmark bar to represent a website. It helps users easily identify and locate the website.

A favicon, short for “favorites icon,” is a small graphic symbol or logo that represents a website or web page. It is typically displayed in the browser’s address bar, next to the page title, and in the browser tabs. Favicon images are usually square-shaped and measure 16×16 pixels or 32×32 pixels, although larger sizes can also be used.

The primary purpose of a favicon is to enhance the visual identity and branding of a website. It helps users easily recognize and distinguish a particular website among multiple open tabs or bookmarks. By displaying a unique favicon, websites can establish a consistent visual presence that reinforces their brand image.

Favicons are also functional elements as they can provide additional information about a website. For example, when users bookmark a webpage, the favicon is often saved alongside the page title, making it easier to identify the bookmarked site later on. Additionally, when users add a website to their home screen on mobile devices, the favicon may be used as the app icon, further strengthening the association between the website and its brand.

Creating a favicon involves designing a small image file and adding it to the root directory of a website. The image can be created using graphic design software or online favicon generators.

With GetResponse, you can effortlessly create a website, and detailed instructions on changing website settings, such as favicon, can be found here.