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:

Change your default pop-ups & redirects settings

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

Manage pop-ups & 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.
  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 you want to check.
  5. To always allow 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.
  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 you get notifications from.
  3. Click 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

Using a Chrome device at work or school: You can't change this setting yourself, but your network administrator can set up the pop-up blocker for you. Learn how to use a managed Chrome device.

You can control specific ways a website acts when you use Chrome. Learn how to set permissions in Chrome.

My site's popups are being blocked

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

If pop-ups get blocked on a site that you own, go to the Abusive Experience Report. In the report, you can learn if there are any issues found with your site that you can address.

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