Letâ€™s say you want to block certain websites, like Facebook or Pinterest, on your work computer to ensure those distractions arenâ€™t inhibiting your productivity.
Or, maybe you just want to guarantee all Google searches arenâ€™t available to your six-year-old.
Whatever the case, blocking a website on Chrome desktop or mobile is an easy and simple process. Best of all, itâ€™s just as effortless to unblock those sites — so you can scroll through Pinterest, post-workday.
2. Click â€œAdd extensionâ€� in the pop-up box.
3. Youâ€™ll see an icon at the top right of your Chrome screen — an orange shield with a circle and a diagonal line through the middle.
4. Letâ€™s say youâ€™re feeling a little bitter from a recent World Cup loss, and want to block sportsâ€™ sites for a while. Simply go to a website, click that orange shield icon in the top right, and click â€œBlock this siteâ€�.
5. Now, you wonâ€™t be able to reach cbssports.com (or any other website you chose). Youâ€™ve successfully blocked it. To unblock the site, click â€œEdit your listâ€� in the top right (or click the icon, and then click â€œEdit block sites listâ€�).
6. Each of your blocked websites will have a â€œminusâ€� icon to the right — click that minus button, and your site will be unblocked.
If you often surf the web via Chrome on your Android, you might need to block certain websites to ensure increased productivity at all times of day. Here are six easy steps to block websites on your Android Chrome browser (or any Android browser):
There are a few apps in the app store that allow you to block websites on your iOS device. Here are two options with similar functions:
Now youâ€™re all set to block distracting websites from your Chrome browser on desktop or Android. If you find youâ€™re still struggling with productivity, take a look at our Ultimate Guide to the Best Productivity Apps.
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