How to Disable YouTube Shorts

October 23, 2023
David Sunnyside

Youtube shorts are bite-sized videos that make it easy for users to share simple ideas or promote channels. While they can be fun, some users find them to be a distraction or a data drain and might want to disable the feature. Thankfully, there are a few ways to do so. This article will help you learn how to disable youtube shorts with a few different methods that work on both mobile and desktop.

Method 1: Use the YouTube app to mark videos as “Not interested”

The latest version of the YouTube app for iPhone and Android doesn’t have a button to permanently remove Shorts from your feed, but you can temporarily disable them by marking all of them as “Not interested.” You can do this on each video by tapping the three-dot icon in the top-right corner and selecting Not interested. Once you’ve marked every video as Not interested, the Shorts section will disappear from your home page for 30 days.

Method 2: Use a YouTube Shorts blocker extension

There are a number of third-party extensions and apps that can be used to remove the Shorts section from your home page. These options are a bit more effective than simply marking videos as Not interested because they’ll stop the Shorts from showing up in your search results and recommendations. However, this method isn’t foolproof and will only work for about 30 days before the Shorts return. If you want to permanently remove the section, consider using one of these extensions or apps.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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