How to put bookmarks in Minecraft to never get lost

The world of Minecraft is very big. So big that it is impossible for a person to explore every corner of the Minecraft biomes without getting lost. So it is important to have measures not to get lost, so today we show you how to put bookmarks in Minecraft to never get lost.

How to Bookmark Minecraft to Never Get Lost

What are markers?

It is difficult to know what a person is referring to when they talk about “bookmarks” in Minecraft. A marker is anything that marks a position , and that can be from a large tower that can be seen from a distance, to a banner that can be read from a map. Thanks to the bookmarks you can find your house in Minecraft easily .

Markers on a map

In Minecraft, we can read a map to see the terrain that you have already explored. If you have used them, you know that everything is viewed from an elevated perspective, and that the map uses colored “squares” that indicate the block in each area.

Some map features are exclusive to the Java version of Minecraft and others to the Bedrock version (Windows 10 version). So here we explain what “marker” means in each version.

Java Edition

In the Java edition, the map is created with 8 pieces of paper and a compass. When you create a map, you can automatically see where you are and where you are looking.

Bookmarks are created using banners . If you have the map in hand, you can press the “use” button (usually right button) on the banner. By doing this, the position of the banner will be saved on the map until you break the banner or “use” the map on it again.

Multiple banners can be stored on a map, and if the banner has a name, it is displayed on the map. This is quite useful for marking cave entrances, or similar points. After all, buildings can usually be seen clearly on the map without using them.

Bedrock Edition

In the Bedrock edition, you can create a map without using a compass, using just 9 pieces of paper. In this case the “marker” is what indicates where player r is and where he is looking.

A map created without a compass does not have a marker, and can be added to it by combining the map with a compass. In this edition of Minecraft, banners have no function with the map.

Markers on the ground

Whether you have a map or not, altering the terrain of the world is a very effective way to mark points. You can use it on a small scale, by leaving traces of wool or torches. You can also use it on a large scale, creating towers or holes. Some effective markers are:


Smoke rises, and a line of smoke is very easy to see from afar, even in poor visibility. A perimeter marked with fire pits is very helpful. If you put a block of hay under the fire, the smoke rises higher.


At night, when the sun’s illumination is low, and in forests and caves where the sun does not penetrate, illuminated areas are very easy to see. That is why torches are very good terrain markers in these cases.

Other markers like Flashlights or Lamps are also helpful, but more difficult to make. This is why we recommend torches, which are cheap and easy to carry.


If the goal is to be seen from afar, an illuminated tower is best . Also, you can use a well-made tower to store items and protect yourself from threats

Bread crumbles

trail is the most efficient way to mark the terrain. Here we recommend some objects that you can use for that:

  • Torches: They shine and you can use them to mark a path
  • Illuminated pumpkin : Glows and has a face that points in one direction
  • Posters: You can write the name of the place and draw arrows (->)
  • Grass Path: By “using” a shovel on the ground, a path is very easy to see.
  • Wool: It is of various colors, and can be used to indicate different destinations, and even different directions.

The world of Minecraft is huge, so it is always advisable to carry a compass that points home . Bring out your adventurous spirit!


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