How to Block Facebook, Twitter, Email for Few Hours Daily

So you want to block Facebook, Twitter, Email for a few hours so you can stop wasting time and do some productive work. Well it is a simple task if you want to block users on your computers, or want to save distraction time for yourself.

I was trying to access Facebook at a friend’s computer, and as I browsed to the website, I got this alert and Facebook was blocked.

Facebook Blocked

I tried and same for Twitter! Same for email… my entire social interaction was blocked.

My friend chuckled and informed that he had manually blocked social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and all his email accounts so that he could concentrate on his work productivity and not waste time. The blocked urls were released after a few hours (as per his settings) when he was relaxed and free to interact on these sites.

I really like the idea. How many times do we get started to work, and get hooked to chat or Facebook on the way.

Block Facebook, Twitter, Email

I hope you are using the Google Chrome browser (its the best out there), and install the Website Blocker extension. Edit some settings and you can block any website for as many hours as you want.

Choose the settings wisely and the extension provides a simple interface to  block websites, as many as you want and at custom times you want. You can also type an optional message.

block facebook settings

For example, this code will block access to urls from 0900 to 1700 (9am-5 pm). I have been trying this for a few days and I assure you it is worth your time to use this – and get on Facebook, Twitter and email when you really want to.

How to Block Any Website for Employees / Users

This extension works well if you want to prevent access of social media sites by your employees. Simply block the sites during working hours and they will never know how to access them.

1. Hide the Website Blocker icon from the Chrome toolbar. Right click the icon and click “Hide button”

Hide button

2. Disable the link from showing in the block message alert which can guide people to disable the options. Also disable the ability to edit settings from the popup alert options

block disable link

Unless people really know how to browse around into Chrome settings, identify the website blocker, experiment with its settings and disable it –  it should work to block websites for most people. Just keep Chrome as default and only browser on the computer.


  1. Nishant Soni says:

    Really nice article. I think it would be more helpful in offices then individuals.

    As you said “so you can stop wasting your time and be more productive”. But for quite a few people, its being productive when they are on facebook and twitter :).

    • QuickOnlineTips says:

      I think employees will find this very useful. Well my friends always find Facebook is productive :-)

  2. Tech Crates says:

    Very useful extension…for employers and parents too :-)

  3. Fayaz Ahmad says:

    This I really cool and it may help is companies to blog their employ computers like this

  4. Openxcell Inc says:

    Website Blocker extension is very helpful to me because I can block unwanted emails. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Zohan @ ScreamingTips says:

    Nice tricks to get rid of the addiction to this craps, Really informative and somethings am looking for !

  6. Isha Singh says:

    It’s a great way to block website. I will tweak it in my college computers.

  7. Nandhini says:

    You’ve actually given a way to people to unblock these sites if their employers have blocked already :)

  8. devya says:

    hw to get the hided icon of website blocker again?

  9. CKobbe says:

    Okay but what about blocking social mindlessness on smart phones…is there a way to block FaceBook on smartphones during school hours?

  10. Rebecca Marshal says:

    Thank you very much for sharing tips on great way to block website.

  11. Andre says:

    I would never allow visitors to use my computer to access social media. It is really a risk to your personal privacy and your computer system.

  12. David warner says:

    Website Blocker extension is useful one it very helpful foe me. because I can block unwanted emails. thank u for sharing such a good one.

  13. Cromosys Technologies says:

    Wow. I have installed that extension and have also tried. I have saved into my Google Extension. It will be activated when I need to get work done. Wonderful.

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