How to Block Facebook on Google Chrome Temporarily

2018-03-12 05:49:01 / Posted by Peter William to Utility Follow @ Peter

Social media websites such as Facebook are useful and interesting. At the same time, they can be very addictive and distracting. To get rid of social media distraction, it’s a good idea to block Facebook and websites alike. It’s possible to block Facebook by Hosts file, but unfortunately, this approach doesn’t work in Chrome. According to test result, Google chrome will ignore Hosts file automatically in any operating system.

How do we block Facebook on Chrome? In this article, you will be finding three easy ways on how to block Facebook on Chrome.

Benefits of Blocking Facebook on Chrome

  • Facebook is so fascinating and addictive. Sometimes we just can’t help but frequently checking Facebook notifications, interacting with friends, playing games, etc. It can easily distract us from work or study. After we block Facebook on Chrome, we are able to become more focused and productive.
  • Students tend to spend a lot of time on Facebook. According to a study, Facebook users spent less time studying per week. It will cause a lack of academic diligence. By blocking Facebook temporarily, more time can be spent on study.
  • You are not sure what kind of people your kids will meet in Facebook. Their mind is not mature yet, so they would easily suffer from Internet fraud. To protect your children, you shouldn’t let them stay on Facebook for too long.

The list can go on. There are still many other benefits for us to block Facebook on chrome. The methods below will show you how to do it.

How to Block Facebook on Chrome Using Social Media Blocker

Cisdem AppCrypt is a software app that can block any website regardless of what browser you use. You can use it to easily block Facebook on Chrome. In addition to being a social media blocker, it also works as an excellent app locker that can lock any software app with password on your computer. Please note that this app is currently only available for Mac. If you are a Windows PC user, just read on and check out the second method.

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  1. Download and install Cisdem AppCrypt on your computer. Open the app.
  2. You will be asked to set a password. Enter your password and enter it again to confirm. Please remember the password. Once you forget it, you will not be able to retrieve it.appcrypt set password
  3. Click WebBlock at the top-right corner. Click the add icon to add Facebook to the blacklist. Click the key icon in the top menu bar and WebBlock will be enabled.appycrypt webblock
  4. This is how to block Facebook on Chrome and other browsers you use on your Mac. If anyone want to access to Facebook website, he or she must write down the correct password. Otherwise, the system will keep record of the failed attempt with date, time and optional captured photos.appcrypt record

How to Block Facebook on Chrome with Browser Extension

Nanny for Google Chrome is a Chrome extension that can block any website and help you stay focused. With it, you can block Facebook on chrome temporarily for an amount of time, time of day, days of week, and more. In addition, you can try Block Site, Website Blocker as well.

  1. Add Nanny to Chrome and right click on the clock icon to choose “Options”.
  2. In the first tab “Blocked URLs”, you will see details of URLs to block. “Block Set Name”, “Block Time”, “URLs” are the required options. You can write something like these, E.g.

Block Set Name: Block Facebook


Block Time: 0900-1700

add facebook to nanny for google chrome

  1. Look over whether you are able to enter into Facebook site or not. blocked by chrome nanny

How to Block Facebook on Chrome with Parental Controls

Parental Controls is a great feature designed to assist parents to limit the time of their kids using computers and is very easy to use. I think, therefore, block Facebook on chrome with it may be a nice choice.

  1. Click Apple menu at the upper left of the Mac screen and select System Preferences. You will find Parental Controls in the list.parental control
  2. Press the lock icon in the lower-left corner to make changes. Then select the account that you intend to add. If the user isn’t in the list, you have to create a new one.turn on parental controls
  3. Click on “web” tab and “Customize” option. Finally, you can add Facebook website to the block list.

Wrapping Up

The three methods on how to block Facebook on Chrome all work. If you are a Mac user, Cisdem AppCrypt is highly recommended. In addition to blocking Facebook website and any other site you need to block, it can also lock any app including Facebook app on your Mac. The locking app feature also prevents others from accessing your Mac apps. Which method you will use? Welcome to leave a comment below. 

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