How To Use The Joy Browser Button

Want to add something to your Joy registry that isn’t in the Joy catalog? Don’t worry, it’s easy! Install the Joy browser, button which will let you add any item from any online store with just one click.

Installing the Browser Button

The browser button is a Javascript snippet, that will allow you to easily add items from your favorite stores to your Joy registry. The snippet will grab the URL of the item you want to add to your registry and do its best to find the title, photo, and price of the item on the page. You can always edit or update these details at any time.

Note: The Joy browser button is for laptop/desktop browsers. The browser button is not compatible with Safari. You should make sure to use Chrome, Edge, or Firefox browsers on a desktop or laptop computer.

If you are on a mobile device make sure to check out the “Add Gifts” tab inside the app for a similar feature for your on-the-go devices.

1 – Make sure your bookmark bar is visible.

First things first, we have to make sure your bookmark bar is visible! See instructions below for your browser.


In Chrome top bar menu, click on “view” and make sure “Always Show Bookmarks Bar” has a check next to it.Chrome - How to Always Show Bookmarks Bar


In Edge top bar menu, click on “view” and make sure “Always Show Favorites Bar” has a check next to it.Microsoft Edge - How to Always Show Favorites Bar


In Firefox top bar menu, click on “view” > “Toolbars” > “Bookmarks Toolbar” then make sure “Always Show” is selected.Firefox - How to Always Show Bookmarks Toolbar

Safari support is coming soon! For now please use Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

2 – Click and drag the “Add to Joy” Browser Button up into your
bookmark bar.

Login to your Joy Admin Account. Navigate to the “Registry” section. Select the “My Registry” tab and Click on “Get the Browser Button” in the left panel of the page.

Inside the install dialog, drag the blue “Add to Joy” button up into your bookmark bar.

Great! That’s it! You’ve installed the Joy Browser Button.

Using the Browser Button

1 – Go to any store you want to add an item from.

You should go to whatever store you want to add items from. I personally love Misen carbon steel pans so I went to their site to browse. Check it out here.

2 – Find something you want to add to your registry.

Make sure you’re on the page that links directly to the item you want! It’s also best to make sure you pick the color/size you want. I want the 10″ Pan, so I make sure that’s selected before pressing “Add to Joy” button in my bookmark bar.

3 – Click the “Add to Joy” Browser Button.

Now click the “Add to Joy” button in the browser, and you’ll see a dialog come up with the results from the page.

4 – Add the gift to your registry.

Confirm that all the information about the item you’d like to add like the title and price are correct. Also, make sure the image you want is selected. You can select a different image by using the arrows. Right now we only support selecting one image. In my example above I only wanted to add one 10″ Carbon Steel Pan so the qty was complete. You can finish the form by adding an optional note to friends and family if you like.

Troubleshooting the Browser Button

You are no longer signed in to Joy

Occasionally you might be logged out of your account, or need to log in again, to use the browser button. If you get this message, click “Sign In”, and log in to your account to continue adding items to your registry.

If you have problems with this please let us know via the chat at the bottom right of your Joy Dashboard.

Browser Button accuracy

We do our best to keep the browser button updated + accurate for most major retailers in the US. Despite our efforts, each retailer is constantly updating their store, so sometimes the browser button is not able to find the correct title, price, or image for the item you’d like to add to your registry. This is why we allow you to update these fields before actually adding the item to your registry. Note: You can update/edit the price, photo, title, and note to your family/friends via the “manage” page after adding an item as well.

Third-party Javascript blocking

Some websites block third party javascript from running so the browser button will not work on those sites. If a site blocks third party javascript, you’ll see a system message letting you know in your browser.

Note: You can always manually add the item to your registry if the browser button does not work. To do this copy the URL of the item you want to add and head to the “manage” tab within your registry dashboard and click “Add gift”. A form will pop up to add a custom item to your registry!

Known stores that do not work with the Joy Browser Button


If you find a site that doesn’t allow the button please let us know so we can update this list.

Ad blockers

Ad blockers might prevent the Joy Browser Button from launching. While the button itself is not an ad and does not share information with any third parties, it does pop up on top of the current page. Ad blockers might prevent the browser button from launching, or block our script from scanning the page to add the item causing it to freeze.

Depending on the ad blocker, you might be able to prevent this issue, by enabling “always trust” or disabling the ad blocker while trying to use the Joy Browser Button.

Still have some questions?

Ask us directly! Click on the black and white chat bubble in the bottom-right corner of this page to ask us your questions, or you can email us at You’ll get a friendly response from someone on our team! 

Updated on October 19, 2022

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