The internet is packed with a ton of resources, with little or no restraint. The lack of restraint actually sounds great at first, however, this freedom becomes a bit sour when the need for parental control and the need to focus on a particular task is put to play. Thanks to thoughtful thinking there is a provision that tackles this issue. This provision will be discussed in this tutorial on how to block websites on Chrome desktop and Chrome Mobile.
Parental controls isn’t really a new word in the technology space, we have seen them on streaming platforms, cable TV e.t.c., and having them in place will help prevent your wards from having access to inimical contents in your absence. In the case of the Chrome browser, you use for work, having the block site feature in place will help reduce distractions you get from websites that reduce your productivity.
There are different extensions you can use to block sites on your Chrome browser. However, for the purpose of this article, we will be using the Block Site plugin for an explanation.
How To Block Websites on Chrome Desktop Using The Block Site Extension
Enthusiasts who are familiar with adding extensions to chrome browsers wouldn’t really find this procedure, you can get the Block site extension from the Chrome store. However, we advise newbies to follow the steps both newbies and veterans to follow the steps aligned below, for a clear understanding.
- Launch Block Site Page on your Chrome Browser via this link
- Click on add to Chrome
- Click on add extension
- Proceed to click on the Block site icon that appears beside the URL address bar
- Now click on settings and proceed to edit the block site list to add sites you wish to block
- Finally, enter the URLs of the websites you want to block and then click on the “+” sign icon to add websites to the block list.
How To Enable The Block Site Plugin For Incognito Mode on Chrome Desktop
The Block site chrome extension also offers provisions for incognito mode, which means parents into parental control will also be able to prevent that wards from visiting blacklisted websites via Incognito. Below are the steps to getting this done.
- Click on the Chrome menu icon, represented by ”:”
- Click on more tools
- Click on extensions
- Click on details
- Scroll down and toggle switch to allow the Block Site extension to block blacklisted sites when launched in incognito mode
How To Block Websites on Chrome Mobile Browser
There really isn’t any way to add extensions to Chrome on mobile devices, however, the engineers behind the Block site extension have made provisions for enthusiasts to block sites on other mobile Chrome on Android. Here are the steps to follow:
- Launch the Google play store or Apple App store (Depending on the device you have)
- Search for the BlockSite app and click install, to download the app
- Launch the Block site app and click on get started
- Navigate through settings > Accessibility > Block site
- Toggle switch to enable Block site accessibility
- Launch the BlockSite app again
- Click on the ” + ” icon in green
- Add the website you desire to block, in the space provided
- Tick the box beside the Block Site name, in the top right corner of the app
Now that you have gone through this article on how to block websites on chrome desktop and mobile. You can now proceed to block those harmful and distracting websites from your Chrome browser. If you have any questions or contributions, feel free to drop them in the comment section below.