Block or allow pop-ups in Chrome

Here’s how to manage pop-ups in Chrome on both computers and Android devices:

On a Computer:

  1. Change your default settings:

    • Open Chrome.
    • Click the three dots in the top right corner (More).
    • Select “Settings.”
    • Click “Privacy and security.”
    • Click “Site settings.”
    • Under “Pop-ups and redirects,” choose the option you prefer:
      • “Blocked” to block most pop-ups.
      • “Allowed” to allow most pop-ups.
  2. Block or allow specific sites:

    • Follow the same steps as above to access “Pop-ups and redirects” settings.
    • Under “Allowed to send pop-ups and use redirects,” find the site you want to manage.
    • Click the three dots to the right of the site and choose “Block” or “Allow.”

On an Android Device:

  1. Turn pop-ups on or off:

    • Open the Chrome app.
    • Tap the three dots in the top right corner (More).
    • Select “Settings.”
    • Tap “Permissions.”
    • Toggle the “Pop-ups and redirects” setting on or off.
  2. Allow or block notifications from a specific site:

    • Open Chrome and navigate to the site you want to manage.
    • Tap the lock icon or “Info” icon to the left of the address bar.
    • Tap “Permissions.”
    • Adjust the notification settings for that site.

Additional tips:

  • To quickly allow a pop-up when it’s blocked, click the “Pop-up blocked” icon in the address bar and select “Always allow pop-ups and redirects from [site].”
  • Consider using a third-party ad blocker extension for more comprehensive pop-up control.

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