AnsweredCan You Disable YouTube Shorts?

Hey there, I've been avoiding short-form content apps for a really long time because I have a very addictive personality. I was doing so well until YouTube shorts came about. Is there any way to disable YouTube Shorts on your feed? If there are no solutions to this, I'm considering deleting YouTube, haha. Thanks for your help!

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Melissa Lee· Answered on Mar 22, 2024

Unfortunately, the official doesn't allow you to do this. However, you can disable YouTube Shorts with some third-party tools.

Method 1. Use Tweaks for YouTube add-on on PC

This is an extension tool that can be added to your Chrome browser with one click. Add it and follow the steps below to disable YouTube Shorts.

  1. 1. Search for the "Tweaks for YouTube" extension on Chrome and add it to Chrome.
  2. 2. Go to "Appearance & other features" (the 6 squares at the bottom left).
  3. 3. Go to "content filters" and click the ones you want to filter out.

Method 2. Use uBlock Origin on Android Firefox Browser

If you use YouTube on an Android phone, you can use a Firefox add-on to disable Shorts. Follow the steps below:

  1. 1. Install Firefox and click on the add-ons in the 3 dotted menu.
  2. 2. Search and add "uBlock Origin" to Firefox. Then, go to the YouTube site.
  3. 3. When you see a row of shorts, click the add-ons tab and run the "element picker mode" in uBlock Origin.
  4. 4. Tap on the row of Shorts and hit "Create". That should block Shorts for you.

Method 3. Record YouTube Content to Watch Offline

If you screen-record the YouTube video to watch offline, you don't have to worry about Shorts appearing. To do this on a computer, you can try EaseUS RecExperts. This screen recorder can be used on Windows and Mac computers. The screen and the audio can both be captured. Click the button below to download and install it right now!

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