Block Customer Service Chat Pop-ups With This Browser Extension

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Chrome and Firefox: Pop-ups are back, baby! They offer 10% off, they ask you to subscribe to newsletters (sorry), they pull up a chat window so customer service can help you spend your money. If those chat pop-ups freak you out, try blocking them with the Hello, Goodbye extension.

Hello, Goodbye currently blocks chat pop-ups from 16 different chat providers. You can see the filter list here, in case you need to export it to a browser other than Chrome or Firefox.

If you want to hide every type of pop-ups, you’ll need an ad blocker like uBlock Origin. You can block almost anything on a website with uBlock, using a picker element that lets you select an offending part of a site and add it to your blacklist. It’s a very powerful tool—too powerful for some, which is why extensions like Hello, Goodbye are useful if you don’t want to totally nuke every single pop-up message.


Comments

    Thank you Nick. I will be trying the suggestions.

    Normally when I see a popup chat box, I write in the box " Just like a two year old covering the newspaper when you are reading, go away." It is nothing short of rude for a grown up to do the same thing. When will the internet realise they are not exempt from common curtsies.

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