Every time you open a website in Chrome, the browser automatically checks it for safety and shows you a warning message if necessary. Additionally, Chrome’s default permission blocks any website from accessing sensitive devices such as the camera, microphone, presence sensors, etc., unless you allow it explicitly.
While these security features are very helpful in protecting you from unknown and untrusted, it can be a hassle if you know a website is trusted. In those cases, you can add a website to trusted sites in Chrome. That way, you don’t have to see the warning messages and allow access to hardware/devices.
In this quick and easy tutorial, let me show you how to add trusted site in Chrome in four simple steps.
Add a trusted website in Chrome
To add a site to Chrome’s trusted site list, you have to explicitly allow various site permissions such as the camera, location, microphone, presence sensing, sound, automatic downloads, etc. Follow the steps outlined below to include a website in Chrome trusted sites.
Step 1: Launch the Google Chrome browser.
Open the Chrome browser from the Start menu. Click/tap on the taskbar start icon, type Google Chrome, and click on the relevant result. Alternatively, click on the Chrome icon if it is pinned to the taskbar.
Step 2: Open the website you want to add to trusted sites.
After the browser opens, type the website’s URL you want to add to trusted sites in the address bar and press the Enter key on your keyboard. This will open the website in the Chrome browser.
Step 3: Click on the lock icon and select “Site settings”.
Once the website loads in Chrome, click the lock icon in the address bar (URL bar). This will open the site information prompt. Click on the ‘Site settings’ option at the bottom. This opens the site settings page of the current website.
Step 4: Set all permissions to Allow to add a trusted website in Chrome.
The Site settings page lists all the available permissions for the current website. Select ‘Allow’ from all the required permissions such as the location, camera, microphone, motion sensors, notifications, and sound.
Important note: Allow automatic downloads, file editing, and insecure content only if it is absolutely required and you really trust the website or it is a staging or dev environment.
That’s it, the website is added to Chrome’s trusted sites. If you want to add more websites, follow the same steps.
Remove a trusted website in Chrome
To remove a trusted site in Chrome use the steps given below:
- Launch the Chrome browser.
- Open the website by typing the URL in the address bar.
- Click on the Lock icon on the address bar.
- Select the Site settings option.
- Click on the Reset Permissions button and then click Reset.
- (Optional) You can also set other permissions to “Ask (default)” manually.
- With that, you’ve removed the trusted website in Chrome.
That is it. It is that simple to add or remove a trusted website in Chrome.
I hope this guide helped you in creating and managing trusted sites in the Google Chrome browser.
If you are stuck or need help, send an email, and I will try to help as much as possible.
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