Adblock Plus and (a little) more

New Release: Adblock Plus 3.8 · 2020-02-19 14:31 by Lisa Bielik

Adblock Plus 3.8 for Chrome, Firefox, and Opera has been released.

Welcome to 2020! The crew behind your favorite ad blocker is hitting the ground running with a new Adblock Plus release.

So, what’s new?

It’s no secret that ABP blocks bad ads. But what about the ads that your favorite content creators rely on for revenue? We’ve always been pretty candid about the idea that great content creators should be able to make a living doing what they love. But, if you’re not using ABP’s Acceptable Ads feature, how can you support these creators without completely turning off ABP?

We’ve got a solution for that.

ABP has a nifty toggle that allows you to easily and quickly turn off the ad-blocking software on sites that you want to support. This means that ABP will work as it normally does, but you’ll see ads on the sites that you choose to whitelist.

Tutorial on turning ABP on or off on websites.

This has been an ABP feature for some time, but until this new release, the feature only worked on a domain-level, meaning if you wanted to view ads on a single page to support a particular content creator, you had to whitelist the entire website.

Adblock Plus 3.8 now allows users to turn off ABP on individual pages, which gives you greater control over what pages you see ads on (if you choose to see ads at all). You now have the option to pick and choose which pages you whitelist in addition to which domains you whitelist.

Tutorial on turning ABP on or off on individual webpages.

This feature is also helpful for users who sometimes experience issues with ABP “breaking” a webpage. If you think ABP is breaking your favorite site, simply use the whitelist feature and then report the issue to us via the Issue Reporter.

And speaking of the Issue Reporter, we’ve made it easier to report all types of issues to our Support team. Until now, the Issue Reporter only handled issues related to ABP blocking too much or too little. Now, if a user experiences an issue that isn’t related to blocking ads, they can click the new link and message our support team directly.

Image showing "Report issue" link.

Several other changes and improvements went into this release. For a complete list including links to each ticket, check out the release notes.

Adblock Plus 3.8 can be downloaded directly at, via the Chrome Web Store, via Firefox Add-Ons, or via Opera Add-Ons.

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Comment [14]

  1. Eugene Strahl · 2020-02-19 21:24 · #

    will this work with facebook as well???

  2. Mizuru Tag · 2020-02-24 07:51 · #

    Nice update!

  3. Alex James · 2020-02-24 17:23 · #

    Very nice update! I want to support content creators I care about, and this feature will help. Thanks!

  4. jessamyn · 2020-02-24 18:59 · #

    I like this update, thank you. However, I don’t much care for the odd “shimmer” that the toolbar button now has when I load a new page or when it reloads on its own. When I am on Twitter, for example, the button blinks rapidly with a red question mark and goes back to grey over and over again when the page either reloads or (I am guessing) makes a server call. I had ABP off for Twitter but am turning it off to avoid this distracting feature. This is a Firefox/Mac environment.

  5. redskull · 2020-02-24 20:15 · #

    wow I bet you can make it better

  6. Megan Griffin · 2020-02-24 22:42 · #

    I would be very exited about a feature that is able to detect certain youtube channels and deactivate AdBlocker for them. I would love to support certain youtubers like Mark Rober, MrBeast and others for their amazing content, but I’m too annoyed by all the crappy and spammed ads in other videos.

  7. Anon · 2020-02-25 05:09 · #

    For XP users on Opera 36, will this roll us back to the last known version of ABP that worked for us (3.6 I think?), or will we still be stuck upgrading to versions that don’t work?

  8. OGgansters12 · 2020-02-25 15:04 · #

    This update is cool

  9. Matthew · 2020-02-25 19:54 · #

    ABP does not work on spotify, can this be fixed?

  10. Crunchy cookies · 2020-02-26 02:27 · #

    Thanks for the update guys. We love you.

  11. Jolea · 2020-02-26 22:25 · #

    Thanks, this is super helpful. At first, I kinda overlooked it because it was on my school computer, but when I used my home one and it didn’t have this, I was miserable. Thanks again!

  12. fleece navi dod · 2020-03-03 15:59 · #

    Muy bueno

  13. Rocco Roujario · 2020-03-03 17:41 · #

    Why am I no longer able to “block element?” Many ads still get thru and I was using “block element” to eliminate them. But that feature has disappeared.

  14. Leonel Omar · 2020-03-28 02:08 · #

    The pages that do not let me load to detect ABP (the news websites), discovered that if I load “half of the website” and stop it on time, page complete. I have no problems at all.

    Thanks to ABP I avoid attacks and viruses!

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    Las páginas que no me dejan cargar por detectar ABP (las web de noticias), descubierto que si cargo la mitad de la web y la detengo a tiempo, no tengo problemas en absoluto.

    ¡Gracias a ABP evito ataques y virus!

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