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 Windows, Mac 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 10.10 or later

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

Step 1. Download and install AppCrypt. When you open it for the first time, it will ask you to set a password. Please read the warning before clicking the Submit button.

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set a password

Step 2. From the menu bar on your Mac, click the AppCrypt icon and select Open Main Window.

open main window

Click the WebBlock icon in the top right corner of the main window, which will bring up the Preferences window.

main window

Step 3. Now you are under the WebBlock tab.

block Facebook website on Chrome

  • Blacklist - Block all websites above It's the default mode. To block Facebook on Chrome, click the add icon and add enter the Facebook URL. Hit the Return key.
  • Whitelist - Allow all websites above Once this mode is enabled, you can block all websites on Chrome except the few ones on the whitelist. To block access to Facebook, just don't add the website to the list.

The blocking will apply to Chrome and Safari. 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 WebBlock. Likewise, it’s easy to enable the feature again.disable blocking temporarily
  • To completely remove the blocking, you only need to remove facebook.com from the blacklist.

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

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Tip

You can also use this tool to protect your Mac apps (such as Facebook Messenger) with password. To do it, click the Add App icon and add one or more apps that you want to block access to.

AppCrypt main features:

  • Block any website on Safari, Chrome, etc.
  • Block or allow websites by blacklisting or whitelisting
  • Also lock your Mac apps with password
  • Let you lock apps during certain times with Schedule feature
  • Keep a record of failed attempts to launch locked apps
  • Support macOS 10.10 or later, including Catalina
  • Easy to use

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#2 Use URL Blocker

Applies to: Windows 7, 8, 10

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’s free and easy to use.

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 facebook.com. 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 facebook.com, 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 https://www.facebook.com/. 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 facebook.com.

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.

Tip

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 www.facebook.com 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 facebook.com 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

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 facebook.com. 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 www.facbook.com. 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.

block facebook on chrome mobile 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.

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