Blocking yourself from accessing Facebook can help you be more productive, especially if you frequently find yourself checking the social media site when you should be working. Google Chrome does not feature a native site-blocking function, but does allow you to install third-party blocking extensions such as Block Site, StayFocusd and tinyFilter. These free extensions either prevent Chrome from accessing particular sites or pages, or restrict your browsing to a list of pre-approved sites.

Using Block Site

Step 1

Go to the Block Site page of the Chrome Web Store (link in Resources), click the “Free” button, and then select “Add” on the following pop-up window to install the Block Site browser extension.

Step 2

Click “Window,” and then select “Extensions” from the drop-down menu to view a list of the extensions that Chrome is currently running.

Step 3

Click Block Site's “Options” link, and then enter “facebook.com” (without quotes) into the “List of Blocked Sites” box.

Step 4

Click “Add Page” to prevent Chrome from accessing Facebook.

Using StayFocusd

Step 1

Go to the StayFocusd page of the Chrome Web Store (link in Resources), click the “Free” button, and then select “Add” on the following pop-up window to install the extension. A StayFocusd icon appears on the Chrome toolbar.

Step 2

Click the StayFocusd icon, and then select “Settings” from the drop-down menu. The StayFocusd Options menu displays.

Step 3

Click “Max Time Allowed,” and then change the number in the Minutes box to zero. Click “Set” to save your changes.

Step 4

Click “Blocked Sites,” and then enter “facebook.com” (without quotes) into the box.

Step 5

Click the “Add Blocked Sites” button to prevent Chrome from accessing Facebook.

Using tinyFilter

Step 1

Go to the tinyFilter page of the Chrome Web Store (link in Resources), click the “Free” button, and then click “Add” on the following pop-up window to install the extension. A tinyFilter icon appears on the Chrome toolbar.

Step 2

Open the Facebook website in Chrome.

Step 3

Click the tinyFilter icon, and then select “Block This Site” from the drop-down menu.