How to 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. When I first wrote this article, the extension was free. Now it has added a premium subscription.
When you are on a website, just click the Block site icon and it will ask you if you want to block this site.
Now when you try to access websites added to the blacklist, Chrome will notify you 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 be available in Google search. You can block a 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 of blocking a website, 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.
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.
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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