How to block websites in Google Chrome

Block websites in Google Chrome

If you are addicted to some websites and want to block them from your browser, there are a few ways. In this article, I will be focusing on the ways to block websites in Google Chrome. Blocking a website means the website won’t be accessible until you unblock it. So, you can focus on your work without being distracted.

In this article, I will tell you how to block websites in Google Chrome. I will primarily focus on offering ways to block websites on Chrome for desktop, but I am also adding a way to block sites on Chrome for Android.

Block websites in Google Chrome

Here are a few ways to block websites in Chrome for desktop or Chrome for Android.

1. Block Site Chrome extension

Block Site is a good Google Chrome extension that lets you block websites. After installing this extension, it adds an icon in the Omnibar. Click on this icon and then click on the gear icon to open the settings panel.

block websites in Google Chrome

It will open a new page where you can create a block list. Here enter all the URLs you want to block on Google Chrome.

block websites in Google Chrome

Now when you try to access websites added in the blacklist, Chrome will notify that the website has been blocked.

The extension also features a Work Mode that lets you clock websites only for a certain period. For example, you can block YouTube and Facebook so you can focus on your work without distraction. Make a block list for work mode. Enable the work mode whenever you want to focus on your work.

2. Use uBlacklist

uBlacklist is also a similar kind of Google Chrome extension that lets you block websites on Google Chrome. This is a simple extension that makes it easy to block websites. If you block a URL, It will also not available in Google search. You can block URL either by entering the URL or by regular expressions.

There are also several other Google Chrome extensions offering different ways to block websites on Google Chrome. But I don’t think there is a need to explore more extensions when you know these two ways.

3. Use OpenDNS

OpenDNS is basically a DNS provider that lets you block websites in your system or network. If you use this way, the website will be blocked in your system. That means, not just Chrome but you will not be able to access the website from any other browser. I wrote a detailed article on this a few years back. Here’s the link.

See: Block Websites in Your System or Network with OpenDNS

Block Websites on Chrome for Android

If you also want to block the website in Google Chrome for Android, you can use the Block Site app. Block Site app is from the same company that offers Block Site Google Chrome extension.

The app lets you make a block list of URLs you want to block and those websites won’t be available to access.

Wrap Up

I personally use Block Site. It is because the service is available for both Chrome for desktop and Android. Other ways also work well. If you were looking for different ways to block websites on Chrome, now you know how to do this. I hope this article was useful. If you want to ask anything about Google Chrome or this article, you can always use the comments section below.

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Deepanker Verma is the founder of Techlomedia. He is a tech blogger, developer and gadget freak.


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