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Online advertisements can really disrupt the seamless experience that the internet can offer. Luckily there is a way for Google Chrome users to switch these off by installing a simple app from the Chrome Web Store. Follow this quick guide to see how you can do it too:
(We would like to point out that we have no affiliation with Adblock Plus app, we just think it’s really cool!)
The Method – Block Ads on Google Chrome
Skill Level: Intermediate
Time Taken: 45 seconds
Who for: Chrome Users
What to do:
- Start Chrome.
- Enter the following URL into your address bar: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adblock-plus/cfhdojbkjhnklbpkdaibdccddilifddb
- Click ‘+ Add to Chrome’
- Adblock Plus will now install and will immediately begin to filter ads
- VIDEO: In the video below I have shown some examples of how side banners and video advertisements have been removed from the YouTube.
So What?: Advertisements can quickly fill up your screen, constantly urging you to buy things you may have browsed in online stores (if you want to see this in action, head over to Amazon or Play and look at some cameras, then look at the adverts which pop up later!). Turning off adverts can let you focus on exactly what you want to see, without being tempted to buy something you really don’t need.
The Chrome Web Store also has plenty more fun apps that you can try out for free, so it might be worth having a browse of that too (…quick game of Angry Birds anyone??)