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Allow or Block Popups and Redirects in Edge on the Computer

Do you need to allow or block pop-ups in the Microsoft Edge browser app? Learn how to manage pop-up blocker settings to stop annoying alerts.

Microsoft Edge allows you to control pop-ups and website redirects through its settings. You can block all pop-ups and redirects or only allow them for specific websites you wish.

This feature helps to prevent unwanted or malicious content from being displayed and can improve the user’s browsing experience.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to manage the pop-up and redirect settings in Microsoft Edge.

Allow the Pop-ups and Redirects

The pop-ups are used for the banking and merchant payment sites to collect the payment. Hence, we need to disable the pop-up blocker on the Edge browser to process these requests. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch the Edge browser on the Computer.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3-dots icon menu and select Settings from the list.
  3. Switch to the Cookies and Site Permissions from the sidebar menu.
  4. Choose the Pop-ups and redirects option within Site permissions.
  5. Toggle the button to Turn Off to allow the pop-ups and redirects.
     Allow Pop-ups and Redirects in Edge Computer

It will allow all the websites to use pop-ups and redirects in the Edge web browser. If you want to allow only a specific website for pop-ups and redirects, add those URLs to the Allow section.

Block the Pop-ups and Redirect

The pop-ups and redirects are blocked by default and it’s good to keep the settings as it is. You can ensure the settings is set to blocking mode. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge on your computer.
  2. Click on More horizontal 3-dots icon menu and select Settings from the menu list.
  3. Switch to the Cookies and Site Permissions from the sidebar menu.
  4. Choose the Pop-ups and redirects option within Site permissions.
  5. Toggle the button to Turn On to block the pop-ups and redirects.
    Block Pop-ups and Redirect in Edge Computer Browser

It will completely block all the pop-ups and redirect windows for all the websites. If you want to block a few websites, you can add those URLs into a Block section.

Block A Website from Redirect and Popups in Edge Computer

The URLs added into the Allow or Block section work irrespective of the main switch within Pop-ups and redirects.

Bottom Line

Malicious websites that use the pop-ups and redirect to phishing sites. It’s recommended to keep the pop-up blocker enabled for all sites and only allow to use the feature for trusted sites.

Similarly, you can block or allow the pop-up redirects in Edge on Android. You can also pop-ups temporarily for all the websites until you need them.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified Analytics & IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with an Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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