How to Add Trusted Sites in Google Chrome

Google Chrome needs users to grant permissions before accessing security settings. Although cumbersome when in a hurry, it is a good security measure. However, some sites, such as a video conferencing site, require access to your webcam and microphone.

In Google Chrome, you have the option to trust defined websites. This saves time spent sifting through permissions. If you are certain that a website is trustworthy, you can grant the permission it needs for optimal use.

This article discusses the criteria of a trustworthy website and how you can set a website as a trusted website in Google Chrome. Keep reading to get reliable websites in no time!

How do you know if a website is trustworthy?

It is very important to know that the website you are willing to trust is actually credible. There are many indications of scam or scam websites that you can research before making this decision.

Before trusting a website, make sure it meets the following requirements:

  • URL starts with HTTPS
  • The connection is secure
  • High Domain Authority
  • Comment section enabled
  • View website privacy policy

While these are good metrics for understanding a website’s trustworthiness, understand that they’re not always true. Before granting permissions, research them on online forums to see if they have been suspected of a security breach.

How to add trusted sites in Chrome?

After making sure the website is trustworthy, congratulate yourself; you are done with the hard stage! You can trust the website you are currently using or the websites you have recently used.

You can use this feature on both the desktop version and the mobile app version of Google Chrome.

Add current website

You can add the currently used website as a trusted site. This is a very simple process to add the website as trusted on your Google Chrome browser.

Follow these steps to add an open website as trusted on your Chrome browser:

  1. Open the tab running the website you want to trust.
  2. In the address bar, select the padlock icon.
  3. Click on Site settings.
  4. Under the Permissions section, pull down the menu and set the permission for each option.

Using browser settings

You can add multiple trusted websites in Google Chrome. If you want to set websites you visit frequently as safe, go to your browser settings.

Refer to the following steps to add multiple trusted websites on Chrome browser:

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Select the three-dot vertical menu in the upper right corner of the browser.
  3. Head toward Settings.Chrome Settings
  4. In the sidebar, select Privacy and Settings.
  5. Locate Site settings and click on it.
  6. Below recent activity, find the website and select it. Set permissions accordingly.
  7. If you don’t see the website you want to list as safe under Recent Activity, select “View permissions and data stored on sites.
    View permissions and data stored on Chrome sites
  8. Find and select the drop-down menu next to the website you want to trust.
  9. Select the site to set permissions accordingly. SetPermissionsChrome

On Android

You can also list the websites you visit as trusted on the Google Chrome mobile app. However, the steps differ depending on your device system.

If you’re using an Android device, follow these steps to list a website as trusted on Google Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome browser on your Android.
  2. Click on the three-dot vertical menu.
  3. Select Settings.android chrome setting
  4. Scroll to Site settings under the Advanced section.
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  5. Press on All locations.
  6. Select the look for icon, then enter the name of the website.
  7. Set permissions accordingly.

On iOS/iPadOS

The process of defining a website as trustworthy is a little different for the mobile app on Apple devices. If you have an iPhone or iPad, refer to these steps to list a website as trusted on Google Chrome:

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Locate the three-dot horizontal menu and select it.
  3. Climb to Settings.ipad chrome setting
  4. Scroll to Content Settings, then select it.ipad content settings
  5. Manage permissions as needed.

Using Windows Settings

This method is exclusive to the Windows operating system. In addition to trusting websites from Google Chrome, you can configure your system to trust a website on all installed browsers.

With this step, you won’t have to worry about setting the website as trusted when switching browsers. You can grant this special permission from the control panel of your Windows system.

Follow these steps to trust websites from the Control Panel of your Windows operating system:

  1. Launch Beginand enter Control Panel in the search bar to open the utility.
  2. Select Network and Internet in the list of options presented.Control PanelNetwork and Internet
  3. Head toward internet-options.
  4. In the Internet Options window, select the Security tongue.
  5. Select the icon that looks like a green checkmark called Trusted sites.
  6. Click on the Sites button.
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  7. In the pop-up window, enter the URL of the website you want the system to trust under Add this website to the zone:
  8. Select To add.AddTrustedSitesControlPanel

How do I remove a trusted site?

If you want to remove a website that was previously listed as a trusted site, you can do so by letting the permissions you grant rest with the browser settings. This will restore the website’s default permission settings.

After resetting permissions, the website prompts you to allow or disable permissions before entering security settings. You can remove a site as trusted when you no longer use it or notice something on the website.

Follow these steps to remove a trusted website from Google Chrome:

On the desk

If you’re using Google Chrome on your computer, follow these steps to remove a trusted site:

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Select the vertical three-dot menu, then select Settings.
  3. Go to Privacy and Security of the panel to your left.PrivacySecurityGoogleChrome
  4. Locate Site settings.
  5. Select View permissions and data stored on sites.
  6. In the search bar, type the URL of the site you want to delete.
  7. Next to the trusted site, select the three vertical dots menu.
  8. Select Reset permissions.ResetPermissionsChromeDesktop
  9. Click on Reset in the pop-up confirmation window.

On Android

For Android devices, refer to these steps to reset your device permissions:

  1. Open the mobile app for Google Chrome.
  2. Select the vertical three-dot menu in the upper right corner.
  3. Climb to Settings.
  4. Scroll down to select Site settings in the Advanced section.
  5. Press on All locations.
  6. Select the search icon, then enter the URL of the trusted site.
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  7. Tap the Erase and reset button.
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On iOS/iPadOS

Follow these steps if you want to remove trusted websites from an iPhone or iPad:

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Locate and then select the horizontal three-dot menu.
  3. Head toward Settings.
  4. Scroll down to select Content Settings.
  5. Click on Block pop-ups, then toggle the slider to turn it on. If you have made other changes, reset it to default settings.
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