How to Block Facebook on Chrome Temporarily or Permanently

Peter William
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This article will show you how to block Facebook on Chrome easily on Mac, Windows and mobile. Facebook is one of the most popular social media websites. It helps keep people in touch and can be also used for entertaining or even educational purposes. At the same time, Facebook can be addictive and distracting. It can easily distract one from more important things such as work or school. As a result, one may need to block access to Facebook sometimes.


How to Block Facebook on Google Chrome

#1 Use AppCrypt

Applies to: macOS 10.12 or later; Windows 7 or later, 64-bit required

If you are a computer user and want to block Facebook on Chrome without extension, then you can use Cisdem AppCrypt, the best website blocker and app locker.

Step 1. Download and install AppCrypt.

Free Download macOS 10.12 or later Free Download Windows 11/10/8/7

Step 2. When you open it for the first time, it will ask you to set a password.

set a password

Step 3. On a Mac, click the lock icon in the top menu bar and choose Open Main Window. On a Windows PC, click the AppCrypt icon in the taskbar.

open main window

Step 4. To block Facebook on Chrome, click the Web Block tab. Enter URL of Facebook to the URL field. Click the Add button.

add Facebook URL

Note: This note is for Windows users. Please install the Chrome extension when prompted in step 4.

If you want to block all websites on Chrome except the few ones, enabling the function of Block all websites on the bottom left corner. Go to Always Allow list by clicking the Exceptions button on the bottom right. Add websites that you approved to the list.


The blocking will apply to Chrome, Safari, Edge and more supported browsers on your computer. When you are trying to visit a blocked website on Chrome browser, it won’t open. Instead, you will be shown this image.

facebook blocked

It’s easy to suspend or remove the blocking.

  • If you just need to block Facebook on Google Chrome temporarily, here’s how to temporarily unblock it. Click the AppCrypt icon in the menu bar and choose Disable Web Block. Likewise, it’s easy to enable the feature again.

Disable Web Blocker

  • To completely remove the blocking, you only need to remove from the block list.

To prevent yourself or others from visiting Facebook permanently on your Chrome, just keep this Facebook blocker running all the time.


#2 Use URL Blocker

Applies to: Windows 7, 8, 10, 11

Especially designed for the purpose of blocking websites on Windows, URL Blocker is able to block Facebook and any other website on Chrome and other web browsers that you may install on your computer. It takes advantage of the Windows hosts file to block specific sites. Hosts file is an operating system file on our PC that can only be edited by administrator. Since that, URL Blocker only works on an administrator account.

Step 1. Download this Facebook blocker for PC. It needs no installation and can be opened directly.

Step 2. To block Facebook website on Chrome in Windows 10 or other supported versions, click Add in the lower right corner. Enter Click Add again. To add multiple websites to block, just repeat the process.

use URL Blocker to block access to Facebook on Chrome

To unblock a blocked website, select the checkbox before it and click Delete. If you need to permanently block the access to, just let it stay in the list and never uninstall URL Blocker. The Export/Import feature allows you to export and import custom blacklist of websites.


#3 Use Chrome extensions

Applies to: Windows, macOS, etc.

The two methods above let you block Facebook on Chrome without extension. If, on the contrary, you are planning to use one, there are several options available. They are handy to use and require no software installation. Block Site - Website Blocker for Chrome is one of them.

Step 1. Find Block Site in the Chrome Web Store. Click Add to Chrome. Click Add extension. Once it’s successfully installed, its icon will appear in the toolbar.

Step 2. Go to Click the said icon in the toolbar. Click Block this site.

chrome extension to block facebook

You won’t be able to open Facebook anymore. To unblock it, click the icon and slide the toggle switch off to temporarily turn off the extension. Alternatively, right-click (PC) or control-click (Mac) its icon and select options. Navigate to the BLOCKED SITES list and delete

list of blocked websites

One downside is that one is still able to access blocked sites without any limit by opening it in an Incognito Window. But here's a solution. Click Manage Extensions and enable Allow in incognito.


To block Facebook in Google Chrome with password using this extension, you need to sign up. Once signed up, click Password Protection and enable Require password to access blocked sites. When you try to visit again, you will find a new option Enter password to gain access.


#4 Use Parental Controls

Applies to: macOS 10.4 Tiger - 10.14 Mojave

To block Facebook on Chrome without extension, in addition to using the first two methods, one can also use Parental Controls. It comes with macOS and offers an array of options for parents to control children’s access to web and apps.

However, there is a big disadvantage. It doesn’t allow you to block websites on an administrator account.

Step 1. Open System Preferences on your Mac. Click Parental Controls. You can choose to create an exclusive account for this feature. Or, you can enable Parental Controls for an already existing non-administrator user.

Step 2. Go the Web tab. From the three Bowser Restrictions options, select Try to limit access to adult websites. Click Customize. Add to the block list.

use Parental Controls to block Facebook on Google Chrome

Alternatively, you can select Allow access to only these websites and create a whitelist.


#5 Use Screen Time for macOS

Applies to: macOS 10.15 Catalina or later

Here’s another built-in solution on how to block Facebook on Chrome.

Step 1. Open System Preferences and select Screen Time.

Step 2. Navigate to the bottom left corner of the window and click Options.

Step 3. Click the Turn On button in the top right corner. If you want to prevent others from making any change to your settings, you can check the option called Use Screen Time Passcode and set a passcode.

use Screen Time to block access to Facebook website

Step 4. Click Content & Privacy in the left sidebar. And then click the Turn On button that appears.

Step 5. Under the Content tab, select Limit Adult Websites before clicking Customize.

Step 6. Go to the Restricted section in the new window that shows up. Click the add icon and insert the Facebook URL there. Click OK.

Step 7. Click OK in the bottom right corner of the aforesaid window.


#6 Use Screen Time for iOS

Applies to: iOS 12, iOS 13, iOS 14, iOS 15, iOS 16

How to block Facebook on Chrome mobile? It’s easy.

Screen Time is designed to control screen time by restricting access to websites and apps on iPhone and iPad.

Step 1. Before being able to block Facebook on Chrome iPhone, you need to turn on Screen Time first and set a passcode. Skip this step if you already have it turned on.

Step 2. Navigate to Content Restrictions and tap Web Content. You will be presented with three options. Tap Limit Adult Websites. In the NEVER ALLOW section, tap Add Website and type in Or, you can create a whitelist by tapping Allowed Websites Only.

block facebook on chrome mobile

If your device is running on iOS 11 or earlier, you can set access limit by going to Settings > General > Restrictions.


#7 Use Adult Block

Applies to: Android 5.0 or later

Despite the name, this app actually allows you to easily block any website including It works with Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and other mobile browsers. You can use it to effortlessly block Facebook and other unwanted websites on your Android phone. This app can be found at Google Play.

Step 1. Install this Facebook blocker app on your Android phone.

Step 2. Launch it and set the password.

Step 3. Click the Domains icon on the bottom. Go to the Blacklist tab.

Step 4. Click the plus icon and enter to the Blacklist.

facebook blocker app for Android

Here are some other Android apps that can be used as Facebook blocker.

  • BlockSite - Block Distracting Apps & Sites
  • Stay Focused - App Block (Control Phone Addiction)
  • Freedom | Block Distracting Apps and Websites

By blocking to Facebook on Chrome, one can get benefits such as the following.

  • Facebook is so addictive that sometimes we just can’t help but frequently checking notifications, interacting with friends or refreshing feeds. By blocking it, we can become more focused.
  • Students tend to spend a lot of time on Facebook. According to a study, students who don’t use Facebook generally have higher grades than those who are addicted to it. By getting rid of such distraction, one will have more time available for study.
  • Children are more vulnerable to online bullying and scams. By blocking or limiting access to Facebook and other social media, parents can help protect their kids from cyberbullying, hate speech and other issues.


Wrapping up

There are different methods available on how to block Facebook on Chrome on different devices. Some of them only work with Chrome, which is actually not enough in many situations. Tools like AppCrypt are more versatile and useful. In addition, you can also block websites on computer by editing hosts file in Terminal (on Mac) or Notepad (on PC). The method may not be suitable or easy enough for everyone, so it isn’t included in this guide.

Peter William
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Peter has always had great enthusiasm for writing, programming and web development. He likes writing about software and technology, his works are featured on some tech blogs or forums like Tom's Hardware, CNET, etc.

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