How To Hide YouTube Shorts In Chrome

YouTube heavily promotes the Shorts section. You can see random shorts on your YouTube feed unrelated to your interest. 

You can hide the Shorts section using Google Chrome on your computer. There are two ways of hiding YouTube shorts in Chrome. 

  1. Using the X button on YouTube
  2. Installing an extension to hide shorts

Hide YouTube Shorts in Chrome

Among the two methods, the extension is the solid solution. It reads the YouTube webpage and removes the section that shows Shorts. 

You can also enable the extension to work in incognito mode because you won’t find the X button if you use YouTube in incognito or without signing in. 

Hide YouTube Shorts in Chrome Using Extension

Click on three dots icon

Open Google Chrome on your computer and click the three-dots icon at the top right corner. 

Move your mouse cursor over Extensions and select Visit Chrome Web Store.

If you can’t find this option in the menu, update your Chrome browser to the latest version. 

Search for YouTube short block

Search for the YouTube shorts block in the Chrome Web Store and click on this extension from the search results. 

Click on Add to Chrome

Press the Add to Chrome button. 

A pop-up will ask for confirmation; select Add extension from the pop-up.

Click on Add extension

Wait for a while, and Chrome will install the extension shortly. Now, you can go to and enjoy YouTube without the Shorts section. 

Hide YouTube Shorts Using The X Icon

Open a new tab on your Google Chrome and visit the YouTube website. Scroll down to the Shorts section. 

Remove YouTube Shorts in Chrome

Click on the X icon at the top right corner of the shelf. YouTube will notify you that shots have been turned off for 30 days. 

Now, you won’t find the Shorts section on YouTube. 

However, this is an unreliable method. Many users reported that they started seeing the Shorts section before 30 days.

That’s why the YouTube Shorts Blocker is the ultimate solution. It will continuously block the Shorts section as long as the extension is active. 

Uchchash Talukder Rana is the founder of @ansmegeek. He is the jack of all trades and master of a few. He uses Windows, Mac, Android & iOS on a daily basis. If he is not sleeping, either he is writing articles or playing Valorant.

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