YouTube Shorts is a feature on YouTube that allows users to create and watch short-form videos, up to 60 seconds long. Shorts are similar to TikTok and Instagram Reels, and they appear in a dedicated section of the YouTube app and website.

If you’re not interested in YouTube Shorts, there are two ways to disable them and remove them from your YouTube home feed:
1. Disable YouTube Shorts on desktop
  1. Go to and sign in to your account.
  2. Scroll down until you see a row of YouTube Shorts.
  3. Click on the X icon in the right corner of the Shorts row.
  4. You’ll see a notification informing you that the Shorts will be hidden for 30 days.
2. Disable YouTube Shorts on mobile
  1. Open the YouTube app and tap on your profile picture in the top right corner.
  2. Tap on “Settings” and then “General.
  3. Scroll down and tap on “Shorts.
  4. Toggle off the switch next to “Shorts.

Once you’ve disabled YouTube Shorts, they will no longer appear in your home feed. However, you can still watch Shorts by searching for them or by visiting the Shorts section of the YouTube app or website.

How to disable specific YouTube Shorts

If you only want to disable specific YouTube Shorts, you can do so by following these steps:

  1. On the YouTube app, tap on the three dots in the top right corner of the Short you want to disable.
  2. Tap on “Not Interested.
  3. The Short will be removed from your home feed.

You can repeat this process for any Short that you don’t want to see.

Why would you want to disable YouTube Shorts?

There are a few reasons why you might want to disable YouTube Shorts. For example, you might:
  • Not be interested in short-form videos.
  • Find Shorts to be distracting or addictive.
  • Want to reduce your screen time.
  • Be concerned about the privacy of your data.

If any of these reasons apply to you, then disabling YouTube Shorts is a good way to improve your YouTube experience.


If you’re having trouble disabling YouTube Shorts, here are a few things to try:

  • Make sure that you’re signed in to your YouTube account.
  • Restart the YouTube app or website.
  • Clear your browser’s cache and cookies.
  • Update the YouTube app or website to the latest version.
  • If you’re using a browser extension to block YouTube Shorts, try disabling it temporarily.