Initial Set-up

We're very excited to announce that our Windows app now has whitelisting functionality via Freedom Website Exceptions!

To begin, do the following:

  • Make sure that "Enable Website Exceptions" is checked.

How to add Website Exceptions

1. Click Manage Website Exceptions to bring up this window.

2. To add sites to your whitelist, click "Add Site" and enter as many sites as you'd like. 

The image below shows how to add sites to the exceptions list. For the purpose of this tutorial, we are adding facebook.com to our list.

You can make your exceptions fairly granular.  If you want to whitelist the whole site, you can add the entire domain (facebook.com).  But if you only wanted to allow one section of the website (facebook.com/business), just add that subdomain.  In that case, you'll be able to access facebook.com/business, but you won't be able to access the rest of facebook.com.

3. Start a session -- the sites on your exception list are now whitelisted! Currently, website exceptions for Windows work on Chrome and Firefox only. We're working to add support for more browsers with additional updates.

FAQ

Q. Do I have to run a "Block All Websites" session for Website Exceptions to work?

A. You can use Website Exceptions with both Block All Websites sessions and sessions that only use your custom blocklists! Sites will be whitelisted for both setups.

Q. Can I add sites to my exceptions list during a block session?

A. To avoid "cheating" or getting around your pre-determined blocks, website exceptions cannot be added during active sessions.

Q. Do website exceptions work on all browsers?

A. Currently, website exceptions for Windows work on Chrome and Firefox only. We're working to add support for more browsers with additional updates. Please feel free to let us know which browsers you'd like Whitelisting added to via our Feature Request Survey!

Still Need Help?

If you're having any issues, just send us a message via the green chat bubble in the bottom right corner of the site or shoot us an email at support@freedom.to and we'll be happy to help.

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