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How to Hide YouTube Shorts on Google Chrome

Learn how to hide and turn off the YouTube Shorts video recommendation in Chrome on Computer. You can hide for 30 days or block with browser extension.

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 or permanently block using browser extensions like ShortBlocker, YouTube-Shorts block, or No YouTube Shorts available in Chrome Web Store for free.

Block YouTube Shorts in Chrome browser

Around September 2020, YouTube launched a feature in its app known as YouTube Shorts which is 1 min short video similar to TikTok and IG Reels. Some people do enjoy watching YouTube shorts, while others dislike them.

In recent months, many people have posted in different forums about getting rid of or hiding the YouTube Short Videos section on their browsers like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, etc, where they access YouTube.

You are at the right place if you are also wondering the same thing and cannot figure out a solution to block YouTube Shorts. In this guide, we have listed a few possible ways by which you can hide or turn off YouTube shorts on Google Chrome.

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Hide Youtube Shorts

This is one of the easiest ways to disable or hide Youtube shorts on a Web browser.

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.

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 anymore. However, there’s a catch!

The above method will only disable the YouTube shorts temporarily for 30 days. After 30 days, the shorts will return, and you must press the Not interested button again. So it’s a suitable method temporarily, but if you are looking for a better way, you might need to use the browser extension.

Use a Browser Extension

Browser extensions are beneficial in day-to-day life. If you are a tech geek, you might know that many browser extensions make our day-to-day lives easier, like an ad blocker or some productivity add-on that integrates into the browser.

You can use the ShortsBlocker extension on Chrome browser to remove the YouTube Shorts.

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.

Below is the Chrome WebStore page for ShortBlocker.

ShortBlocker for Chrome

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

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you wish to hide Youtube shorts on your web browser, you may use the default options on the website. However, that’s a temporary solution, so using any third-party extension that can actively block or hide Youtube Shorts on the platform is better.

Multiple extensions available for free on the Chrome Web Store can help you eliminate YouTube Shorts, like Youtube-shorts block, ShortsBlocker, 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.

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

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Rahul Verma

Rahul is a Computer Science Engineer with a MBA degree. He is keenly interested in the field of tech and cryptocurrency. He has 6+ years of technical content writing experience, mainly experimenting with and troubleshooting computer and mobile operating systems. Connect him on LinkedIn.


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