How To Block Ads On Google Chrome

Internet browsing can often be disrupted by various ads popping up on your screen. Google Chrome users, however, have several ways to block these unwanted intrusions. Today, we’re going to guide you through these steps to achieve an ad-free browsing experience on Google Chrome.

Using Chrome’s Built-In Ad Blocker

Google Chrome has an in-built feature that can block many pop-up ads. Here’s how to activate it:

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click the three-dot icon on the top-right of the window.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Scroll down and click on Advanced.
  5. Under the ‘Privacy and security’ section, find and select Site Settings.
  6. In the next window, scroll down and click on Ads.
  7. Turn on the option labeled Blocked on sites that show intrusive or misleading ads.

Using Ad Blocking Extensions

If the in-built feature doesn’t fulfill your needs, there are numerous ad-blocking extensions available in the Chrome Web Store. Some popular ones include AdBlock, AdBlock Plus and uBlock Origin. Here’s how you can add these extensions to your Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type chrome://extensions and press Enter.
  3. At the top-left, click on the Extensions menu then select Open Chrome Web Store at the bottom.
  4. Search for the ad-blocking extension you want to add.
  5. Click on Add to Chrome next to the extension.
  6. A pop-up box will appear. Click Add extension.
<p>Do note that while these extensions are effective in blocking ads, some of them may also block important elements of a website, making it impossible to use. You can whitelist these websites in the extension's settings.</p>


Both using Chrome’s built-in ad blocker and adding an ad-blocking extension are great ways to enhance your browsing experience. It’s about finding the right balance between blocking unwanted ads and supporting the sites you love. Remember, many websites rely on ad revenue to provide free content. Choose wisely and happy browsing!