By default, Google Chrome block ads that pop up on the screen while surfing the web. When Chrome blocks popup ads automatically, a notification that denotes the same will appear on the address bar of the browser. Yet again, if you come across popups while browsing on Chrome, you might want to double-check if someone has changed the setting. Follow the below steps to manually disable popup ads on Google Chrome.
How to Block Pop Ups for All Websites
- Open Google Chrome on the computer. Click on the three-dots on the upper-right corner, and choose Settings.
- In the next page, click on Advanced to expand Chrome Settings.
- Scroll down to Privacy and Security heading, and click on Content Settings. Click on the Popups option in the next page.
- Now click on the Allowed toggle switch to change it to Blocked (Recommended).
For Specific Sites
Of course, you will want to add legitimate sites for which a popup blocking exception can be configured to surf the web content in Chrome tabs containing that. Not all popups are spam ads, so you will want to add the site for which you need an exception. For that, follow the below steps on Chrome browser:
- Click on the three-dots on the top-right, and select Settings.
- Explore Advanced settings as mentioned before, and choose Content Settings from Privacy and Security.
- In the next page, click on Popups, and in the subsequent page, click on ADD button next to Allow.
- Enter the URL of the website, for which you want Chrome to exempt popup blocking, and click on ADD to include it to the popup allowed list.
In fact, there is also one more way to always allow popups from a particular website on Chrome browser. You can do that while surfing the website containing plenty of useful popups as per your thinking. On the contrary, Chrome may find the popup to be not useful and block it, but you can bypass it by clicking on the Popup Blocked notification that appears in the address bar. If one or more sites appear after clicking on the notification, select the link for which you want to see popup content and click on Done to confirm the same.
If you still receive popup tabs despite applying all these settings on Google Chrome, contact browser support professionals for more advanced tips on how to block pop up ads on Chrome browser. If your computer is infected by malware, further troubleshooting might be required.