Need to block Facebook on your Chrome browser but not sure how?

Don’t worry, I’ve figured it out. And when I did, I was able to create a safer digital experience for my family where the distraction and dangers of social media sites like Facebook were gone.

Here are the four methods I found that worked:

  • Best Method: Use a Parental Control App like Canopy
  • Method 2: Use a Chrome browser extension
  • Method 3: Use Screen Time for Chrome on Apple devices
  • Method 4: Use your router settings

Below are the benefits and step by step instructions for you to follow.

Why You Should Block Facebook on Chrome

With 32% of teens using Facebook (2022 Pew Research study), parents should know what dangers the social media site poses.

And it does pose dangers. A child of any age could encounter content—and people—that are inappropriate or unsafe.

Think of a stranger reaching out to your child with the intent to groom them into sending inappropriate photos or meeting in real life? Or what about partially nude photos popping up on the screen?

When scrolling my own Facebook timeline I’ve seen posts I know I wouldn’t want my child to see.

And for those reasons I blocked Facebook on Chrome and beyond.

It only makes sense that you do too.

Best Method Overall: Use Canopy to Block Facebook on Chrome

Here’s the method, the benefits, and step-by-steps for blocking Facebook on Chrome with Canopy.


Canopy is a parental control app and porn blocker that blocks specific websites and apps across devices and browsers. It also filters out inappropriate content in real-time.

Watch the video below to find out more:


Canopy gives you the power to block websites on all of your devices and browsers, including Chrome.

It also comes with sexting prevention, location alerts, downtime settings, and removal prevention.

But the real benefit of Canopy is its ability to filter out nudity and partial nudity in real-time. This guarantees your child is protected even in the most unsuspecting of places.

Kara Goodie relies on Canopy to protect her children from inappropriate websites like Facebook:

Why it’s number one:

Canopy’s protection isn’t confined to just one device or account; it covers any device in your family and works on both apps and sites. You can even customize the settings to each child so that they have age appropriate filters and levels of parental control.

If you want to learn more about the Canopy app and it’s unique features, such as it’s real-time filtering of inappropriate content, watch the video below:

Step by Step: How to Block Facebook on Chrome Using Canopy

Here’s how I use Canopy to block Facebook on Chrome.

1. Sign-up to Canopy: Register for a Canopy account and test it using a free trial.

2. Install the Canopy for Kids app: Download the app onto each device you would like to protect (computers, tablets, and phones). Here’s how you can do that.

3: Set up your chosen protection filters: Log into Canopy, click ‘Device Settings’ on the app or “Protection Settings’ on the web dashboard. Then select ‘Advanced Filtering.’

4: Block Facebook: In the dashboard click ‘Websites’ and then ‘Add Website.’

5: Enter the Facebook URL “”: Select the level of protection you would like. Then, hit save.

  • ‘Filtered’ = Canopy will filter the app for inappropriate content
  • ‘Unfiltered’ = Canopy will not filter any of the content within the app
  • ‘Blocked’ – Canopy will prevent your child from accessing the app.

And that’s all it takes to block Facebook from your Chrome and every other browser you may use.

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Method 2: Using Browser Extensions to Block Facebook on Chrome

Here’s another method, its benefits, and step-by-step instructions for blocking Facebook on Chrome.


Chrome extensions are software that can be added to your browser. Some are designed to block websites. They’re easy to install and offer various customization options.

One example is Block Site.


Chrome extensions work silently in the background, blocking the websites you choose. They’re often free and are built to integrate perfectly with your browser.

Why it’s a good choice: 

If you use Chrome on your computer, a Chrome extension is easy to install and manage.

Where it falls short:

Chrome extensions for your desktop browser will only work on that device. It doesn’t transfer to Chrome on your phone or tablet.

That’s why I prefer Canopy. Canopy offers thorough content filtering across all your devices and apps. With real-time content filtering, sexting prevention, and screen time limits, it’s a more robust and versatile solution.

Step by Step: How to Block Facebook on Chrome Using a Browser Extension (Block Site)

1. Open Chrome and go to the Chrome Web Store: Just search “Chrome Web Store” on Google and click on the first result.

2. Search for the Block Site Extension: In the search box on the top left of the screen, type in “Block Site” and press enter. Click on the first result, which should be the “Block Site – Website Blocker for Chrome™”.

3. Add the extension to Chrome: Click on the “Add to Chrome” button next to the extension name. In the confirmation box that appears, click “Add extension”.

4. Access the extension settings: Once installed, you will see the Block Site extension icon at the top right corner of your browser. Click on it and then click on the gear icon to open the settings.

5. Enter the URL of the website you want to block: In the “Block Sites” section, type in the Facebook URL and click on the “+ Add page” button. The website will be added to your block list.

6. Apply the changes: Click on the “Apply” button at the bottom of the screen to save your settings.

And that’s it!

You’ve successfully set up the Block Site extension to block Facebook on your Google Chrome browser.

But remember, third-party extensions like Block Site only cover Chrome on your computer unlike Canopy which can block Facebook across every device and browser you need it to.

Method 3: Using Screen Time to Block Facebook on Chrome (Apple devices)

Here’s the method, benefits, and step-by-step instructions for blocking Facebook on Chrome using iOS Screen Time.


iOS provides a built-in feature called Screen Time that blocks apps and websites, including Facebook. It works on Apple phones, tablets, and computers regardless of the browser. So it will work seamlessly when using Chrome on these devices.  

It’s a great tool for parents who want to have control over their children’s access to specific websites without needing third-party software.


Using Screen Time to block Facebook on Chrome ensures a consistent browsing experience, whether you’re on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad. It’s also free to use with your device.

Why it’s a good alternative:

While not as foolproof as Canopy, using iOS’s Screen Time is a straightforward and effective way to block Facebook on Chrome.

But remember, for a more robust and real-time filtering solution that works across devices, Canopy remains the top choice.

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Step by step: How to Block Facebook on Chrome Using Screen Time (Mac example)

1. Open System Preferences: Click on the Apple logo in the top-left corner of your screen and select ‘System Preferences.’

2. Access Screen Time: Within System Preferences, click on ‘Screen Time.’

3. Choose ‘Content & Privacy’: On the left sidebar, select ‘Content & Privacy.’ Make sure you have Content & Privacy Restrictions turned on. If you don’t, click ‘Turn  on…’ in the upper right corner.

4. Click ‘Limit Adult Websites’: Under the ‘Web Content’ section, choose ‘Limit Adult Websites.’

5. Add Facebook to the list: Below the ‘Limit Adult Websites’ option, click the ‘Customize’ button and add “” to the list of restricted sites.

6. Lock the settings: To prevent changes, click the ‘OK’ button at the bottom of the window.

And there you have it! Facebook is now blocked on your Mac and thus blocked on Chrome when using your Mac. You can also do this on your iPad and iPhone.

Method 4: Using Home Router Settings to Block Facebook from Computer

Here’s the method, its benefits, and step-by-step instructions for blocking Facebook using your router settings.


Most modern routers come with built-in parental controls or website filtering options.

By accessing these controls, you can set up a rule to block Facebook, ensuring that no device connected to your home Wi-Fi can access it.

Blocking Facebook at the router level is a comprehensive approach. It ensures that Facebook is inaccessible across all devices, be it PCs, smartphones, tablets, or even smart TVs.

Why it’s a good option but not the best:

Yes, this method works across all computers but it can be bypassed by turning off the wifi and ‘hotspotting’ the computer from a mobile phone network.

It’s also quite technical to set-up for those of us who prefer simple solutions like the one Canopy offers.

Step by step: How to Block Facebook from Computer Using Your Home Router

1. Access your router’s settings: Open a web browser and enter your router’s IP address (commonly “” or “”). You may need to consult your router’s manual for the specific address.

2. Log in: Enter the username and password for your router. If you haven’t changed these, they might be set to the default (check your router’s manual or sticker).

3. Navigate to ‘Parental Controls’ or ‘Website Filtering’: The exact name might vary based on the router brand. Look for sections like “Parental Controls,” “Access Restrictions,” or “Website Filtering.”

4. Add Facebook to the block list: There should be an option to block specific websites. Add “” and any related domains to the list.

5. Save and apply: Confirm your settings and save. The router might need a restart for the changes to take effect.

Common Questions I Get About Blocking Facebook on Chrome

How Do I Block Websites on Chrome?

You can block websites on Chrome using tools like Canopy.

Canopy is an app that blocks apps and websites in addition to filtering out inappropriate content in real-time on all browsers and devices.

How Do I Block Social Media on Chrome?

To easily block social media on Chrome, you’ll need an extension or third party app like Canopy.

Canopy is capable of blocking websites and apps across all devices so that you’re protected no matter where you use Chrome.

How Do I Filter Content in Chrome?

Chrome offers SafeSearch settings to filter explicit search results but it’s far from perfect.

Canopy, a parental control app and porn blocker, offers real-time filtering where inappropriate content is blocked or filtered out as you browse.

Other guides for blocking websites on different devices and search engines


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