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Hide YouTube Shorts in Google Chrome browser

Want to hide or disable YouTube Shorts video recommendations in Chrome browser? Learn how to turn off these short video in your Feed.

The YouTube feed recommended YouTube Shorts on the desktop browser, which can annoy a few. You can temporarily hide the Shorts recommended section for 30 days using the ‘X’ (Not interested) command.

To block shorts permanently, you can use browser extensions like ShortBlocker, YouTube-Shorts block, or No YouTube Shorts, which are available for free in the Chrome Web Store.

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In this guide, we have shared the steps to hide the YouTube Short videos and section in Google Chrome.

Hide the YouTube Shorts Panel with X

YouTube allows you to hide the shorts when you browse via your desktop or laptop. All you need to do is press the X (Not Interested) button present at the top of this section. It is one of the easiest ways to disable or hide shorts.

YouTube Short Hide for 30 days using Not Interested command

After tapping on the X button, reload the YouTube page, and you won’t see the Shorts section on your homepage.

However, it will disable the YouTube shorts temporarily for 30 days only. After 30 days, the shorts will return, and you must press the Not interested button again.

It is a temporarily, but if you are looking for a better way, you might need to use the browser extension.

Stop YouTube Shorts using Extensions

There are many extensions available in Chrome Web Store that you can use for blocking the short videos. I recommend using the ShortsBlocker extension.

ShortsBlocker Chrome Extension - Add to Chrome

ShortsBlocker identifies short videos in your YouTube feed and hides them automatically. This extension is available for popular browsers like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Firefox.

Here is the direct link to extension:

ShortBlocker for Chrome

Refresh the YouTube Homepage feed after adding the extension. The Shorts will be disabled and no longer display for recommendation.

Bottom Line

If you wish to hide Youtube shorts on your web browser, you may use the stop for 30 days. However, that’s a temporary solution, so using any third-party extension that can actively stop the Shorts from appearing.

Multiple extensions available for free on the Chrome Web Store, like Youtube-shorts block, No YouTube Shorts, etc. We have personally tested the ShortsBlocker, and it works.

If you’re a developer, you can even do manual customization using Developer Tools to hide or turn off YouTube Shorts. But again, it’s temporary solution.

Unfortunately, there is no option to hide the Shorts on YouTube App on smartphones.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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