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How to Disable ‘Discover’ Articles in Chrome Android

Learn to stop and hide Discover or Articles for You on the Chrome Android home screen. The suggestions are based on your behavioral interaction and interest.

The Google Chrome browser displays the feature that displays the suggestion articles known as ‘Discover’, also known as ‘Articles for you’. These suggestions are based on the search history and interest that Google recorded based on the browsing activity. You can hide the Discover feature from the Gear settings icon on the home screen.

Hide 'Discover' Articles in Chrome browser

The “Discover” aka “Articles for You” are the suggestions in Google Chrome App. It’s based on your interest that Google’s machine learning AI has understood about you over some time. Though most articles reflect everything correctly, a few are irrelevant, seasonal, and may not interest you anymore.

I always keep my phone connected to uninterrupted Wi-Fi at home and the office. This causes Chrome and other apps to continuously consume data in the background and keep the apps up to date.

The same thing happens when we use the Chrome app. The Discover articles for you are downloaded automatically when we are connected to Wi-Fi. This takes up your data for no reason at all.

Google Chrome automatically downloads all the suggested articles for offline access, even though we are not interested. These articles also consume the storage space under the device storage. Thus, we can disable the option where auto-downloading is enabled.

Hide Discover Articles

Sometimes, the “Discover” articles may become extensively annoying if they don’t match your interests. In such a case, it is always better to hide them. Here are the steps to hide the start page articles on Chrome Android:

  1. Launch Google Chrome App on Android phones.
  2. Scroll down to Google’s Discover feed.
  3. Tap on the Gear settings gear icon icon for the options.
  4. Select the Turn off option from the list.
    Discover Articles Turn off option

It will automatically hide the ‘Discover’ articles in Chrome Android.

Perhaps, you want the relevant information in the Discover articles. In that case, you must let Google know your interest from the Manage interest option under the same Gear icon settings.

Video Demo

The video tutorial will teach us how to disable the ‘Discover’ suggestions on Chrome for Android. The suggestion, once downloaded, will be able for offline access.

How to Disable Auto Download of Articles for You in Chrome Android?

Bottom Line

The “Discover” Chrome can sometimes become irritating when it displays irrelevant or baseless articles. Hence, I generally keep it disabled. If needed, I visit for Google News site for updates and news.

What is your preferred option for Discover articles for you? Did you hide the feature just like me?

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Kushal Azza

Kushal is a Bachelor of Engineering, a Certified Google IT Support Professional, and a Digital-Tech Geek. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and creating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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