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By default, Focus blocks all listed websites. But sometimes, the opposite is wanted—you want to only allow a handful of websites but block everything else. This is where whitelisting is helpful.

Remove all websites, and then add a single new website with a wildcard:  *

After that you can add any sites you want with a + before it. Review the screenshot below for an example.

Whitelisting sites in Focus

Whitelist Exceptions

The regular default blacklisting mode also offers Whitelist Exceptions, which allow you to whitelist only a few URLs. This is useful in cases where you want to block an entire website, except for a few pages (like all of Facebook except for your business page)

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