Block or allow pop-ups in Chrome

By default, Google Chrome prevents pop-ups from automatically appearing and cluttering your screen. You can turn the pop-up blocker on or off. When it's on and a pop-up is blocked, the address bar will show a pop-up blocker icon chrome pop-up blocked.

Turn pop-ups on or off

On your computer
  1. In the top-right corner of Chrome, 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) or Allow all sites to show pop-ups.
On your mobile device
  1. Open the Chrome menuMenu.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Site settings.
  4. Touch Pop-ups and then turn them on or off.

Block or allow pop-ups for a specific site

To manually allow pop-ups from a site:

  1. At the end of the address bar, click the pop-up blocker icon. chrome pop-up blocked
  2. Click the link for the pop-up window that 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:

  1. In the top-right corner of Chrome, 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.

Related topics

  • Unable to stop unwanted pop-ups?: If the directions above do not work, there may be an unwanted program installed on your computer causing pop-ups. Find out how to get rid of unwanted programs.
  • 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. Find out about using a managed Chrome device.
  • Find out more about managing exceptions in Chrome.

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