A favicon is a small, 16x16 pixel icon used on web browsers to represent a website or a web page. Short for ‘favorite icon’, favicons are most commonly displayed on tabs at the top of a web browser, but they are also found on your browser’s bookmark bar, history, and more. In some instances such as on Google Chrome, they even make an appearance on your browsers’ homepage. In other words, the favicon serves as your website’s icon, or a visual mark with which to identify your website around the web.
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