Manage pop-ups

Google Chrome prevents pop-ups from automatically appearing and cluttering your screen. If pop-ups are blocked on a site, the address bar will show a pop-up blocker icon blocked pop-up alert. You can block or allow some pop-ups manually.

Block all pop-ups

You can block pop-ups by turning on Chrome's pop-up blocker. Here’s how:

Computer

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  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Under "Privacy," click the Content settings button.
  5. Under "Pop-ups," select Do not allow any site to show pop-ups (recommended).

Using a Chrome device at work or school? Your network administrator might configure the pop-up blocker for you, in which case you can't change this setting yourself. Learn about using a managed Chrome device

Mobile device
  1. Open the Chrome menu.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Content Settings.
  4. Touch Block Pop-ups to turn all pop-ups OFF.

Allow all pop-ups

You can allow all pop-ups by turning off Chrome's pop-up blocker. Here's how:

Computer
  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Under "Privacy," click the Content settings button.
  5. Under "Pop-ups," select Allow all sites to show pop-ups.

Using a Chrome device at work or school? Your network administrator might configure the pop-up blocker for you, in which case you can't change this setting yourself. Learn about using a managed Chrome device

Mobile device
  1. Open the Chrome menu.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Content Settings.
  4. Touch Block Pop-ups to turn all pop-ups ON.

Manage pop-ups for a specific site

To allow pop-ups manually from a site, follow the steps below:

  1. At the end of the address bar, click the pop-up blocker icon blocked pop-up alert.
  2. Click the link for the pop-up window you'd like to see.
  3. To always see pop-ups for the site, select "Always show pop-ups from [site]". The site will be added to the exceptions list, which you can manage in the Content Settings dialogue.

To always allow pop-ups from a particular site, follow the steps below:

  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Under "Privacy," click the Content settings button.
  5. Under "Pop-ups," click Manage exceptions. Learn more about managing exceptions