How to allow pop-ups in Chrome

Updated: 11/30/2020 by Computer Hope
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Pop-ups are generally unwanted in your web browser because they are often advertisements or malware. For this reason, many web browsers disable them by default. However, pop-ups sometimes have legitimate uses and may be necessary on certain websites. Below are the steps on how to allow pop-ups in Google Chrome.

How to allow pop-ups in Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. In the upper-right of the Chrome window, click the Chrome menu icon. icon.
  3. Select Settings from the drop-down menu.

Settings selector in Chrome.

  1. On the left side of the screen, click Privacy and security.

Privacy and security selector.

  1. Expand the Site Settings option.

Chrome site settings selector.

  1. On the Site Settings page, scroll to the bottom of the screen. Under the Content section, click the Pop-ups and redirects option.

Chrome pop-ups selector.

  1. Use the toggle switch to allow or disallow pop-ups. To allow all pop-ups, click the slider next to Blocked (recommended) so that it's in the On toggle in Chrome. on position.

Google Chrome pop-up blocker setting

To allow pop-ups from specific websites

In the Allow section, click the Add button in Chrome. button. Then, type or paste the URL of the website for which you'd like to allow pop-ups.

Chrome settings pages

You can also copy and paste the following Chrome pop-up settings address into your Chrome browser to open the Chrome Pop-Up Settings page in your browser.

chrome://settings/content/popups

Tip

In the Chrome Pop-up Settings, you can view all your pop-up settings, including which pages you allow and those that are blocked.

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