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How to allow or block pop-ups in Chrome browser

By default, Google Chrome browser blocks pop-ups to showing automatically on the browser screen. It is one of the great features included by Chrome. Even sometimes Chrome blocks pop-ups that you are expecting a trusted website. When pop-ups are blocked on the Chrome browser, it shows the Pop-up blocked mark on the address bar.

However, not all the pop-up windows are harmful and aggressive. Some of the websites use pop-ups for appropriate lawful reason.

If you are still getting pop-ups as the default Chrome settings already block pop-ups, it means:

  • You may previously subscribe (or allowed) to receive notification from that particular website. You can able to block notifications to showing them on screen if you don't want to interact with that specific site.
  • Another reason may be possible that your phone or computer gets infected by malware.

How to allow pop-ups from a specific site in Chrome browser (Desktop)

When pop-ups are blocked from a particular website in Chrome browser, it shows a red X icon at the corner of the address bar.

If you think it is an error and you want to see pop-ups from the website. Click on the red X (cross) icon that appears on Omnibox. It opens the specific option to configure pop-ups. Choose the option "Always allow pop-ups and redirects" and then click on "Done" button.

How to allow or block pop-ups in Chrome browser

After clicking the done option, refresh the web page to make changes effect and see the pop-ups on website.

Another way to allow pop-ups from a specific website is by clicking the blue link in the window. It will redirect to the pop-ups link which was initially blocked. But this option works only for one time.

How to allow or block pop-ups in Chrome browser

How to block pop-ups from a specific site in Chrome browser (Desktop)

Google Chrome, by default, blocks the majority of pop-ups, but even sometimes, pop-ups appear on windows. This may happen that you may accidently click on pop-ups "Allows" instead of "Block." To block pop-ups manually and disable them from showing on websites, you can add pop-ups to Chrome's block list. To do this, follow the below-given steps:

  1. Open your Chrome browser and click on the menu icon (three dots) present at the browser's upper-right corner.
  2. Now from the available list of options, click on the Settings. The alternate way to access settings is by typing chrome://settings/ into the address bar of the browser.
    How to allow or block pop-ups in Chrome browser
  3. Scroll down the screen, go to the Privacy and Security section where you will find a Site settings option, click on it.
    How to allow or block pop-ups in Chrome browser
  4. Scroll down the Site settings screen and click on the Pop-ups and redirects.
    How to allow or block pop-ups in Chrome browser
    If you accidentally turned pop-ups to the "Allow" option for any website on Chrome, you can turn them "Block" once again. Another way to block pop-ups is by manually adding the website URL to the block list. Here, we will discuss both of them:
  5. If you already allowed pop-ups on a specific website, find that website and click on the more (three dots) option and then click Block. It will turn the website from Allow to Block
    How to allow or block pop-ups in Chrome browser
  6. If the website is not listed under allowed pop-ups, you can add them manually by clicking Add button right to the Block
    • When a screen prompts, enter the URL of the website you want to add under the pop-ups block list and then click Add

Note: If you want to block all pop-ups across the entire website, including its sub-domains, use a [*.] as a prefix before adding the website URL. It will block pop-ups in domain and sub-domain also.

Now the website (domain) and its all sub-domains are listed under the pop-ups Block list.

How to Allow or Block all pop-ups globally in Chrome browser (Desktop)

Globally allowing and blocking all pop-ups is not a recommended setting for the Chrome browser. However, the Chrome browser facilitates allowing or blocking pop-ups to displaying them on websites as per your choice. Follow the below steps to Allow or Block pop-ups globally:

  1. On your personal computer, launch the Chrome
  2. Click on the menu option and then go to Settings.
  3. Now under the Privacy and security section, click on Site settings.
  4. Scroll down the screen and click on Pop-ups and redirects.
  5. At the top, enable the toggle button to Allowed (on) or disable to Blocked (off) pop-ups.
    How to allow or block pop-ups in Chrome browser

You can also visit the popups (Pop-ups and redirects) screen by typing chrome://settings/content/popups on Omnibox and pressing Enter key.

Even if you want to allow some specific website to show pop-ups after blocking globally, you can add such website under the Allow list at the bottom of the same pop-ups screen.

How to block notifications on Chrome browser (Desktop)

If you are still getting communication form a website after disabling pop-ups on the Chrome browser. It means you may be subscribed to their notifications. To turn off and block notification from the site, follow the steps below:

  1. On your personal computer, launch the Chrome
  2. Visit the website from where you are getting notifications.
  3. Click on the View site information icon present at the left of the URL.
  4. Next to the Notifications option, select Block from the drop-down menu.

How to allow or block pop-ups in Chrome browser (in Android device)

If you are using an Android smartphone or tablet and want to allow or block pop-ups in Chrome browser, then follow the below steps:

Allow (on) or Block (off) pop-ups globally (in older version)

  1. Launch the Chrome browser on your Android smartphone or tablet.
  2. At the upper-right of the browser screen, click on the menu (three dots) icon.
  3. Now, tap on the Settings
  4. Scroll down the Settings screen up to Site Settings and click on it.
    How to allow or block pop-ups in Chrome browser
  5. Look for the Pop-ups option and tap on it.
  6. Turn on the toggle button to allow or turn it off to block pop-ups on the browser.
    How to allow or block pop-ups in Chrome browser

Allow (on) or Block (off) pop-ups globally (in later version 81.0.4044.138)

  1. Launch the Chrome browser on your Android smartphone or tablet.
  2. At the upper-right of the browser screen, click on the menu (three dots) icon.
  3. Now, tap on the Settings
  4. Click on the Permission and then Pop-ups and redirects.
  5. Turn on or off Pop-ups and redirects.

How to allow pop-ups from a specific site

Not all the pop-ups are malicious or ads; some websites display content on the pop-ups windows. To allow pop-ups on the specific website, do the following settings:

  1. Launch the Chrome browser app on your Android smartphone or tablet.
  2. Open a webpage where the pop-ups are blocked.
  3. At the bottom of the page, click on Always show.

How to allow or block notifications from particular sites in Chrome browser (Android)

  1. Launch the Chrome browser app on your Android smartphone or tablet.
  2. Open the website from which you want to receive (allow) or block notifications.
  3. Click on the menu (three dots) option and the Info
    How to allow or block pop-ups in Chrome browser
  4. A prompt window gets open (in older version browser) that shows whether you have allowed or blocked notification from that particular website. To change settings, tap on Site settings and then select Allow or Block option as per your choice.
    How to allow or block pop-ups in Chrome browser
    If you have the latest chrome browser, tap on the Permissions and then Notifications option. Now select Allow or Block. If you don't find any notification option, a specific website can't send notifications.

How to turn pop-ups on or off in Chrome browser in iOS device

  1. Open the Chrome app on your iPhone or iPad device.
  2. Click on the menu option (three dots) at the upper-right of the screen.
  3. Click on the Content Settings and then the Block Pop-ups
  4. Now, turn Pop-ups on (allow) or off (block) as per your need.

Allow pop-ups for a specific website:

Not all the pop-ups are malicious, and ads, some websites display relevant content on the pop-ups window. So if you wish to allow pop-ups for a specific site, follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Chrome browser app on your iPhone or iPad device.
  2. Visit the website where the pop-ups are blocked.
  3. Under the "Pop-ups blocked" option, click on Always show.

Fix issues with pop-ups

If you are on a web page that is showing pop-ups or dialog and not going away, then try these steps:

  1. Turn on your phone in airplane mode.
  2. Quit Google Chrome browser.
  3. Close the tab that is showing a bad pop-up or dialog box.





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