Block Any Website on Chrome using Digital Wellbeing – Works on Android 10

Google is on a roll with the latest unveil and launch of the Android 10 OS. Not only the logo or the name of the new operating system has been changed but, there are a lot of new features and customization options as well. Although there are a lot of features that are available on the Android 10, we will specifically talk about Digital Wellbeing. This new feature was introduced by Google that allows the user to track their digital life. For instance, you can know the amount of time you spend on a particular app or on your smartphone. Taking forward this feature, there is a way by which you can block any website on Chrome using Digital Wellbeing – which also works on Android 10.

The Digital Wellbeing app also has been evolved and two new features have been included i.e. the Focus Mode and Site timer. Focus Mode is a feature within the Digital Wellbeing app that allows the user to suspend the distracting apps on your Android device like the messenger apps, etc and gives you more time to concentrate on your work or your important task. You will not receive any new notification and the apps will be grayed out during the specified time period. On the other hand, the Site Timer measures your browsing and set timers accordingly. Now, let us take a look at how to block any website on Chrome using Digital Wellbeing – which works on Android 10;

Block Any Website on Chrome using Digital Wellbeing – Works on Android 10

Note that to successfully block any website on Chrome using the Digital Wellbeing app, you need to be the beta tester of the app as this feature is available on the beta version. You can become a beta tester of the app by going to Play Store>>search Digital Wellbeing>> there will be an option to become a beta tester. Once you become the beta tester, you will be asked to download the latest beta of the app. Install it on your device.

Pre-requisites

  • Make sure that you are running on Android 10.
  • You need to be a beta tester for the Digital Wellbeing app.
  • You also need to download the Chrome Dev app v78 or above in order to block websites using Digital Wellbeing.

How To Set Website Timer

Below are the steps that will help you to enable the Digital Wellbeing on Chrome as well as how to enable the website timer as well. Just follow the below steps carefully;

Step 1: Enable Digital Wellbeing on Google Chrome

  1. Firstly, download the Google Chrome dev app v78 from the download section above.
  2. Make sure that you have joined the beta program on the Play Store for the Digital Wellbeing app.
  3. Now open the Google Chrome app on your device.
  4. Tap on the search bar and search for chrome://flags.

    Source: 9to5Google
  5. On the flags page, search for Digital Wellbeing.
  6. Tap on the Enabled option.
  7. Now restart your Google Chrome app.

Step 2: Set the Website Timer

  1. Open the Digital Wellbeing app (the beta version).
  2. Then head to Settings>>Digital Wellbeing and parental controls.
  3. Now go to Dashboard.
  4. Under the Chrome dev app, tap on the tab “Show sites that you visit”.

    Source: 9to5Google
  5. It will ask you for permission and you need to allow it to read your browsing data. Note this does not include the incognito browsing.

    Source: 9to5Google
  6. Once the websites are revealed, you need to tap on the hour-glass icon.
  7. Now set the timer.

    Source: 9to5Google
  8. The app will now show you the remaining time left for you on that particular website.

    Source: 9to5Google
  9. That’s it! In the same way, you can set the timer for any website and prevent yourself from overspending your time.

So, there you have it from my side in this post. Note that you need to be a beta tester of the Digital Wellbeing app and running a device with the latest Android 10 operating system in order to set and use the above-mentioned feature. Let us know in the comments below if you liked this post or not and also share with us any difficulties you faced while following any of the above steps. Until the next post…Cheers!

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