Block or allow pop-ups in Chrome

By default, Google Chrome blocks pop-ups from automatically showing up on your screen. When a pop-up is blocked, the address bar will show a pop-up blocker icon chrome pop-up blocked. You can also decide to allow pop-ups.

If you still get pop-ups after turning them off, then you could have malware. Find out how to get rid of malware.

Turn pop-ups on or off

Computer
  1. Open Chrome.
  2. In the top-right corner, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click Show advanced settings.
  5. Under "Privacy," click Content settings.
  6. Under "Pop-ups", select Do not allow any site to show pop-ups (recommended) or Allow all sites to show pop-ups.
Android
  1. Open the Chrome app Chrome for iOS.
  2. Touch the Chrome menu More.
  3. Touch Settings > Site settings.
  4. Touch Pop-ups and then turn them on or off.
iPhone or iPad
  1. Open the Chrome app Chrome for iOS.
  2. Touch the Chrome menu More.
  3. Touch Settings > Site settings.
  4. Touch Pop-ups and then turn them on or off.
 

Block or allow pop-ups for a specific site

Allow pop-ups from a site
  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Find a page that has pop-ups blocked for you.
  3. At the end of the address bar, click the pop-up blocker icon. chrome pop-up blocked
  4. Click the link for the pop-up window that you'd like to see.
  5. To always see pop-ups for the site, select Always show pop-ups from [site]. 
  6.  

You can change this setting anytime by following the steps above, then unticking "Always show pop-ups from [site]."

Always allow pop-ups from a site
  1. Open Chrome.
  2. In the top-right corner, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click Show advanced settings.
  5. Under "Privacy", click the Content settings button.
  6. Under "Pop-ups", click Manage exceptions.

Problems with pop-ups

Can't stop or block unwanted pop-ups?: If the directions above do not work, an unwanted program installed on your computer might be causing pop-ups. Find and remove malware from your computer.

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

Find out more about managing exceptions in Chrome.

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