How to Block Google Chrome Apps and Extensions by Permissions or URL

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Workspace administrators

Blocking Google Chrome apps and extensions

  • There are multiple ways to block Chrome apps and extensions for Google Workspace users signed in to Google Chrome or anyone using a managed browser.
  • One way to go about it is to block those asking to be granted specific permissions to Google Workspace user accounts.
  • You can also block apps and extensions by the URL where they are hosted.

How to block Google Chrome apps by URL or required permissions step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Block Google Chrome Apps & Extensions By Permissions Or URL - Step 1

In Google Admin at, click Devices > Chrome > Settings >  Users & browsers in the menu on the left.

Step 2

How To Block Google Chrome Apps & Extensions By Permissions Or URL - Step 2

Click ADDITIONAL SETTINGS in the top right corner.

Step 3

How To Block Google Chrome Apps & Extensions By Permissions Or URL - Step 3

Next to Permissions and URLs, you can check the boxes to block extensions by the type of permission they require to function.

Step 4

How To Block Google Chrome Apps & Extensions By Permissions Or URL - Step 4

In the Runtime blocked hosts field, type a list of URLs to block. Under Runtime allowed hosts, enter permitted URLs.

Step 5

How To Block Google Chrome Apps & Extensions By Permissions Or URL - Step 5

Click SAVE on the top right after making changes. It may take up to 24 hours for them to go into effect.

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