Adding custom websites to a blocklist

This article describes how to add a custom list of websites to a blocklist

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You can add both curated filters and individual websites to your Freedom blocklists. This article explains how to add custom websites to your blocklists from your dashboard and the mobile app.


Mac and Windows

1. Go to Freedom.to and log in.

2. Under My Blocklists, either click on one of your blocklists to edit it, or create a new blocklist by selecting Add Blocklist.

3. Enter a website URL in the empty field above the filters and click Add Site. To add a list of up to 50 domains at a time, click Add Multiple Sites.

4. Repeat step 3 with all other websites you’d like to block. For help adding mobile and desktop apps to a blocklist, click here.


5. If you created a new blocklist, name the blocklist and select Create Blocklist.

6. You are now ready to create a block session! For help with this, please see Starting a block session.

Tip: Currently, only domains (example.com) and subdomains (subdomain.example.com) can be added to blocklists. Specific sections of a website (e.g. subreddits) cannot be added.


iOS

1. Launch the Freedom app on your device and log in.

2. Once in the app, select the Blocklists tab at the bottom

3. Either tap an existing blocklist to edit it, or create a new blocklist by selecting Add New Blocklist.

4. If you are creating a new blocklist, name your blocklist. 

5. Add any additional sites you want to block by tapping 'Add a Website to Block.' For help adding mobile and desktop apps to a blocklist, click here

6. Click Create to create your new blocklist (or Save to save changes to an existing blocklist).


Android

1. Launch the Freedom app on your device and log in.

2. Once in the app, select the Blocklists tab at the bottom

3. Tap the name of an existing blocklist to edit it, or tap the green plus sign on the bottom right to create a new blocklist.

4. Type in the URL you want to block under Custom Domains and then tap Add Block, or toggle on Freedom's curated filters for commonly blocked websites and groups of websites.

5. When you're finished adding domains, tap Save.

Once you've created your blocklist, you're ready to start a session!


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