Google Chrome blocks pop-ups by default as a security measure. However, there is a way to enable them, either for all websites or for one in particular.
Google Chrome blocks pop-ups by default, but there is a way to disable this feature entirely or enable pop-ups for a specific website. Google Chrome is the most popular web browser in the world, and it’s not just because it’s the default browser on most Android phones. It loads web pages quickly and has a simple, no-frills interface. It also has a huge library of extensions, which users can install to add extra features and functionality that might normally require a separate app.
One of the ways Google Chrome has improved users’ browsing experience is by preventing pop-ups. There was a time when pop-ups ruined the browsing experience, constantly opening small windows that displayed on the browser. Although most pop-ups are advertisements, in some cases they can also be malware, infecting a computer when a user clicks on the window. However, on occasion, some websites may require pop-ups to activate a particular feature or enter login information.
To disable the pop-up blocker in Chrome on a computer, open the browser and click on the three dots After button in the upper right corner. Click on Settingsand in the sidebar on the left, select Privacy and Security. Click on Site settingsscroll to Contentthen click Pop-ups and redirects. Check the box next to Sites can send pop-ups and use redirects. The setting will be saved automatically. To disable pop-ups on an Android phone, open the Chrome app, tap the three-dot button, then Settings. To select Site settings > Pop-ups and redirects, and enable the toggle. On an iPhone or iPad, open Chrome, tap the three-dot button, then Settings. Press on Content Settings > Block pop-upsand disable the option.
Enable Chrome pop-ups for a specific website
If pop-ups are only required for a specific website, Chrome provides an easy way to enable it. On a computer, open a web page where pop-ups are blocked. Click on Pop-up blocked in the address bar, then click the link in the pop-up window. Chrome will show an option to Always allow pop-ups and redirects from [site]. Click on it to allow pop-ups for that particular site, then on Fact. On an Android phone, open a page where pop-ups are blocked, and at the bottom tap always show. On an iPhone, find Pop-up blocked at the bottom of the page, then tap always show.
In general, it is recommended to keep the pop-up blocker enabled on Google Chrome to avoid clicking on spammy links or suspicious ads. In cases where a pop-up is needed to access a feature on a specific site, it’s safest to enable it just for that website, rather than for the browser as a whole. Yes Google Chrome users continue to see pop-ups even though the blocker is enabled, they may have subscribed to notifications from a particular site or have malware on their device.
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Source: Google Support
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