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 be marked Pop-up blocked Pop-up blocked. You can also decide to allow pop-ups.

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

Change your default pop-ups and redirects settings

  1. On your computer, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. Click Privacy and security and then Site settings.
  4. Click Pop-ups and redirects.
  5. Choose the option you want as your default setting.

Manage pop-ups and redirects for a specific site

Not all pop-ups are ads or spam. Some legitimate websites display web content in pop-up windows.

Allow pop-ups and redirects from a site
  1. On your computer, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. Go to a page where pop-ups are blocked.
  3. In the address bar, click pop-up blocked Pop-up blocked.
  4. Click the link for the pop-up that you want to see.
  5. To always see pop-ups for the site, select Always allow pop-ups and redirects from [site] and then Done.
Block pop-ups and redirects from a site
  1. On your computer, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. Click Privacy and security and then Site settings.
  4. Click Pop-ups and redirects.
  5. Under 'Allowed to send pop-ups and use redirects', find the site.
  6. To the right of the site, click More More and then Block.

If the site isn't listed, next to 'Not allowed to send pop-ups or use redirects', click Add. Enter the site's web address, and then click Add. To capture all pop-ups across the site, use the pattern [*.]example.com.

Block notifications 

If you still get communications from a site after disabling pop-ups, you may be subscribed to notifications. To turn off notifications for a site:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. Go to the site from which you are getting notifications. 
  3. Select 'View site information' .
  4. Next to Notifications, select Block from the drop-down menu. 

You can also block notifications from your site settings. 

Problems with pop-ups

Still seeing unwanted pop-ups: Try running the Chrome Clean-Up tool (Windows only). Then, read other options for finding and removing malware from your computer.

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

Find out how to control specific ways that a website can act when you're using Chrome.

My site's pop-ups are being blocked

Chrome blocks pop-ups that users might not find useful.

If pop-ups are being blocked on a site that you own, visit the Abusive Experience Report. In the report, you'll learn if you can address any issues found with your site.

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