Hide YouTube related videos, comments, shorts tab, suggestions wall, homepage recommendations, trending, and other distractions.
A browser extension to remove YouTube distractions, including the recommended sidebar, endscreen video suggestions, user comments, homepage related videos feed, trending tab, turn off autoplay or annotations, and more. Toggle the options through the popup to customize your own YouTube experience! Compatible with mobile YouTube, m.youtube.com, through Kiwi Browser or Yandex Browser on Android. Also works on video embeds. Request a feature: https://forms.gle/eJTVhmGtG5zp6YQE7 Unhook YouTube is available as an add-on for: - Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/youtube-recommended-videos/ - Microsoft Edge: https://microsoftedge.microsoft.com/addons/detail/unhook-remove-youtube-r/hebpjnnclppdnfghdnmhgdljmjpfhggk If you find this extension useful, please donate: PayPal.me/unhook OPTIONS: - Hide Homepage Feed - Hide Video Sidebar - Hide Recommended (Related Videos) - Hide Live Chat - Hide Playlist - Hide End Screen Videowall - Hide End Screen Cards - Hide Comments - Hide Profile Photos - Hide Mix Radio Playlists - Hide Merch, Tickets, Offers - Hide Video Info - Hide Video Buttons Bar (share, likes, dislikes) - Hide Channel (profile + subscribe button) - Hide Video Description - Hide Top Header - Hide Notification Bell - Hide Irrelevant Search Results ("Related to your search", "Latest from", "Searches related to", "People also search for", etc.) - Hide Explore and Trending - Hide More from YouTube - Hide Shorts Tab - Hide and Redirect Subscriptions - Disable Autoplay - Disable Annotations YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions.
- (2023-01-29) Gavin O'Brien: Great way to reduce distractions on Youtube!
- (2023-01-26) Flavio Busilio: No more time loss to youtube.
- (2023-01-26) Wishmi: I FREKKING LOVE THIS PLUGIN! It helps me to distract and focus subbed yotubers and education! Thank you so much for hardworking!! Keep it up dude!!! <3
- (2023-01-25) Ou Da Wei: Awesome! Say goodbye to evil dopamine hits from YT!
- (2023-01-24) media west: this is great. i hate the chat feeds that are filled with junk and porno. how do you find the more options page, when i click it, it takes me to this extension page. thanks!
- (2023-01-23) Dominic Tyrell: As a teacher, I find this to be the most amazing thing ever. No more awkward moments thanks to the YT algorithm.
- (2023-01-23) dfgh: It feels like I escaped the Matrix and embraced the Consciousness
- (2023-01-23) Harris Abdullah: 10/10
- (2023-01-22) Max: I loved it. But i have a suggestion: When i am typing on search bar, suggestions appears, can you guys add a option to hide search bar suggestions?
- (2023-01-19) Phi Nguyen: thank you.
- (2023-01-18) Joanna Horevay: Highly recommend!
- (2023-01-17) Adrián Ramos: It does not remove Subscriptions and Explore correctly, they still show in my sidebar. It works perfect on Mozilla Firefox
- (2023-01-17) qinn1996: absolutely ESSENTIAL extension. I use it in conjunction with "AdBlock" and "Adguard", two very good ad blockers. Also "YouTube nonstop", "return youtube dislike" "sponsor block" and "no youtube shorts". Makes for the perfect YouTube experience.
- (2023-01-15) maverick gonzalez: love this!! i'll never doomscroll youtube again.
- (2023-01-14) Jeff Valcher: Was just thinking about making this myself. Great extension, thanks!!
- (2023-01-13) pranay janapatla: it made me to focus again and watch only people whom i trust and subscribed and it also avoided many distraction this is recommended for people who are trying to discipline themselves loved this chrome extension
- (2023-01-13) Daksh Daksh: That is a great chrome extension and am also using it on my mobile phone.
- (2023-01-13) 036 Kaushik: Simply works.
- (2023-01-13) Zichqec: This extension gave me my creative life back. I was originally intending to use it to stop me from clicking onto recommended videos and just watch what was in my subscription box, but once I cut out everything except the basic video data, I was suddenly able to make the leap and go cold turkey. I will still watch videos people send to me, but without the worry of getting sucked into recommended videos now. I have so much more time in my life for the projects I want to complete now because I was able to kick my youtube habit, all thanks to this handy little extension. I feel so much more creatively charged now that my mind isn't constantly in that dreamy, let-the-screen-entertain-me mode. Letting myself be a little bored now and then has made me want to fill that boredom with creative projects! Thank you so much, really and truly. Please try this extension if you're considering it. Just do it. If you don't like it, you can always remove it and go right back to normal youtube. But if you're like me and you always feel too distracted to work on your art or your writing or your coding or whatever, and you easily get drawn into youtube instead because your brain tugs you towards the path of least resistance, try this. It's a bit rough at first, but once you get past that initial hurdle, you may find yourself not wanting to go back at all.
- (2023-01-13) Ayush Pathak: Amazing!!
- (2023-01-11) Gabi Richman: Amazing, helps you not waste all your time on youtube
- (2023-01-11) Kalyani Joshi: A big thank you to the developer for creating such a useful extension. One that allows the user to focus and maintain their dopamine levels which are severely offset by Youtube's algorithm. Will donate :)
- (2023-01-08) David w: Great for killing distractions!
- (2023-01-08) T.K Lyte: Probably the most useful extension I've ever installed. I tend to get pulled down the Youtube rabbit hole and end up wasting a lot of time because I just can't resist those clickbaity recommended videos. No more. I can now just watch what I went there to watch and get out. Problem solved. Thank you developer. I will definitely donate.
- (2023-01-08) Sarah Vedress: This extension is great for having control over what you see in YouTube. You can turn off distracting and time-wasting elements such as recommendations, suggestions, shorts, end cards, comments and sidebars with a high degree of control. The ability to watch YouTube mindfully without the algorithm influencing what I see is invaluable.
- (2023-01-08) Aeferes — Al Firous (Al): Work like a charm, very well developer. Big thumbs up!
- (2023-01-08) Dhaval Doriya: just block a shorts videos in subscription page thanks
- (2023-01-07) Paulo Machado: it works and it even hides the shorts tab i just installed it but first impressions have been great
- (2023-01-07) Naman Sharma: it's help so much to study
- (2023-01-06) tiago ribeiro: Keeps me from getting distracted by Youtube, amazing stuff here honestly.
- (2023-01-06) maor school: gr8
- (2023-01-04) Armine T.: Appli géniale, qui permet d'éviter de consommer plus que ce qu'on a réellement envie de consommer, ce sur quoi les entreprises jouent énormément. Merci pour votre travail, un indispensable pour moi maintenant
- (2023-01-04) 山田遊木: Hide Shorts Tab didn't work!! ショート非表示が機能しませんでしたがそれ以外は最高！なので星5です。 very nice job! Thank you!
- (2023-01-04) Homer: thanks for the update january 2023
- (2023-01-03) Ali Hashemian: Please do something about shorts. The shorts tab is gone but they still appear on your subscriptions and if you click on one of them, you enter the rabbit hole. I installed "Youtube-shorts block" for now, which converts the shorts into normal videos. I hope to see the same functionality in Unhook in the future.
- (2023-01-02) Bilikgame: Bugged at the moment. Having this extension also removes Subscription portion from the sidebar, at least on Edge.
- (2023-01-02) Vinicius Terato Bini: Ideia incrível. Recomendo =)
- (2023-01-02) Mohannad Asar: Works perfectly. Thank you!
- (2023-01-01) Maty777: Fantastic extension! The remove profile picture from comment section option is great!
- (2022-12-30) NIK: I love it, can you bring it to extensions list firefox android, i will buy you many coffee if you want
- (2022-12-29) Madhur Y: it works great, removes everything you need. home page, suggestions, comments, shorts. Great app, would recommend if youtube is becoming a distraction/ addiction. I wanted to use yt for my studies but i kept watching videos on my feed instead and this app helped me study instead of watching random videos lol
- (2022-12-28) Apekiller: it doesn't block those stupid "shorts" videos from search results i'm not a fan of the youtube version of tiktok videos
- (2022-12-27) Shrijon Biswas: Unhook cured my youtube ADDICTION!!! Thank you for this beautiful extension.
- (2022-12-26) Mustafa Abozaina: Brilliant!!! It Helped me focus on what matters
- (2022-12-26) Atif Hussain: thank u for this amazing extension. Really helps avoid distractions. Also no unnecessary permissions
- (2022-12-26) Sudarshan Sawandkar: Thanks author for this extension and it's customizations. You saved a lot of time of mine 😉
- (2022-12-20) Jordan Pinnick: Fantastically made extension. It's much easier to not waste time on youtube now :)
- (2022-12-18) Gurt 23: This extension basically solved my procrastination problems. Cannot thank the developer enough!
- (2022-12-14) sheikh Junaid: One of the best extension I came across in my entire online life. I always felt worried because of being hooked for hours n hours even for self improvement videos. This app literally saved a lot of my time from getting wasted. Loved it
- (2022-12-14) Angel Galabov: I love it! I need to use youtube for work but it's so distracting. This extension solve the problem!
- (2023-01-22, v:1.6.2) Eugene Krivobokov: Hide shorts
Hide shorts in Home and Subscriptions. They are too distractive and useless for already subscribed channels.
- (2023-01-08, v:1.6.2) Sarah Vedress: "More Videos" in mobile browser fullscreen
When I switch to fullscreen mode on a video in kiwi browser, an overlay appears that says "More Videos" in the bottom right corner. How do I hide this? I really love this extension, and appreciate having control over what I see on Youtube. Thank You!
- (2022-12-18, v:1.6.1) Ignas Blažys: I would love the unhook change default recommendation screen with specific topic screen as default
After watching a lot of youtube, youtube generates you topics that you can click to have specific topic recommendations deisplayed, but by default it only shows ALL page. I would love that you could select one of the default topics and always default the landing page to that topic. I hope it's possible.
- (2022-12-07, v:1.6.1) Paden Zimmermann: Shorts: Block the auto play on shorts
Suggestion, Block the auto play on shorts
- (2022-12-02, v:1.6.1) Paljor Lama: Getting Unhook on my Android
Hi, I love the unhook extension on my chrome browser. But I also use youtube a lot on my google tv and my android smart phone. I was wondering, do you have the unhook app available on either smart TV/google TV/android phone or iPhone? Thanks!
- (2022-11-23, v:1.6.1) Nick Luger: Allow changing main buttons below video
This is one of the best Chrome extensions ever made. Just one thing is missing for the perfect YT experience. YouTube UI team decided to hide the popular "Add to playlist"-button in the burger menu, while promoting the "clip" and the "download" buttons, probably to enforce engagement and push users to make a subscription (download just opens a CTA for the subscriptions).... Is there any chance you could allow changing the order of these buttons, bringing back the playlist button to a more prominent position? Thanks in advance.
- (2022-11-08, v:1.6.1) Fabian Bennett: Youtube keeps reloading.
Unfortunately as much as I love the app, we're coming to an issue with it constantly reloading the youtube website, its colliding with something after a recent update. It sometimes calms down but often times makes it super annoying to get anything going as it might reload 10+ times before it settles. Wasting a lot of time. Shame as its been a killer extension.
- (2022-11-01, v:1.6.1) jerin jolly: Default Video Quality
Please add default highest video quality option. Thanks.
- (2022-10-30, v:1.6.1) Antoine: YouTube update
Hi please you need to fix your app because YouTube as done an update and the views are no longer hidden !! Thanks a lot
- (2022-10-23, v:1.6.1) Andrew Tan: Causing youtube to reload constantly
Frequently bugs out to reload the video I'm on to redirect to youtube.com main page.
- (2022-10-20, v:1.6.1) Kackada: Causing youtube to reload constantly
When it's enabled, it causes the youtube website to constantly refresh unless disabled.
- (2022-10-15, v:1.6.1) Doooch Doocho: Iphone App
Please make am a verson of unhook for a iPhone app
- (2022-10-10, v:1.6.1) syaro: Short tabs are not hidden.
Short tabs are not hidden when the language setting is Japanese.
- (2022-09-15, v:1.6.1) Saad: The extension started redirecting every website to YouTube
I've encounter other people who had the same problem. It seems it only appears on chrome since I use the on MS Edge too; and there is no problem there. So, I'll give you some of my system info so you could be able to debug the extension: Browser: Chrome Version 105.0.5195.127 (Official Build) (64-bit) Number of activated extensions in my browser: 15+
- (2022-08-23, v:1.6.1) Inky Petrel: Does this stop youtube pausing videos?
Does this app disable the "continue watching?" prompt? I use playlists of hours-long videos to have continuous background music, not to have youtube stop it every 20 minutes to ask if I'm still there. I don't see it listed on the app description, but If this app fixed that as well as everything else it does, that would be fantastic!
- (2022-08-20, v:1.6.1) Amad Uddin: Unable to add this extension
Image decode error is coming and I am unable to install this extension.
- (2022-08-19, v:1.6.1) Joaquin Consoni: Cellphone App
Is there something similar but for android cellphones?
- (2022-08-04, v:1.6.1) Kiwifruit Pixie: Every time I reload Youtube, the extension will turn off.
Just as I said--every time I reload Youtube or load it in another tab, it will automatically turn off and I have to turn it back on and change all my settings again.
- (2022-07-31, v:1.6.1) User 7: Channels are visible
I think it's not blocking the subscription list now. Used to work fine. Great useful tool.
- (2022-07-05, v:1.6.1) spleekz: Using in mobiles
Thank You for this extension! Can I use it for mobile YouTube app?
- (2022-06-02, v:1.6.1) Aquib Shaikh: Is your extension open source?
I need to know if it's using a free software license like GPL, MIT, etc in order to trust it. if yes then please send the link of the github repo
- (2022-05-17, v:1.6.1) Prerna: Chapters not visible
When I expand the chapters only a blank screen shows and the chapter in the video are not visible. So every time I have to Click on the video to see chapters. I do not have video description disabled. When i turned off the extension I was able to view the chapters under the video again. Please fix it.
- (2022-04-27, v:1.6.1) Jane keys: comments\
I cant read comments I can't even see it.
- (2022-04-27, v:1.6.1) Takara Satone: On Google managed browser. Doesn't seem to work on any chrome profile
This extension doesn't work at all for me. I only have a corp managed browser. Please help!
- (2022-04-17, v:1.6.1) SpongeMind TV: Not working any more
Hi thanks for developing Unhook app. I even donated when I first installed it because I loved it! It worked exactly as described. But recently I had to reinstall the Windows 10 and download your extension again. But it's not working any more. The recommended videos are all displayed now, so it looks like your extension doesn't work any more. Any solution? Thank you!
- (2022-04-01, v:1.5.8) Renzo C: Hide notifications dont work
Thanks for the extension, but the option to hide notifications does not work, Chrome version: Version 100.0.4896.60 (64 bits), I already uninstalled and reinstalled the extension but the problem continues
- (2022-03-29, v:1.5.8) Nitin Kayande: Availability
Is it available for Android
- (2022-03-29, v:1.5.8) Dan: Unhook for Twitter
PLEASE develop an Unhook for the Twitter website. I do not want to see "Trending", "What's happening", "You might like", etc next to every page I open.
- (2022-03-26, v:1.5.8) RAZE_514: Watch "shorts" as normal Youtube videos
Hey Unhook Devs! I have a suggestion to give for the extension. As I've come to a conclusion that YouTube shorts was a terrible Idea by google, I was wondering if you can make an update allowing us to watch shorts as normal Youtube videos. because I couldn't get used to watching videos in the center of the screen, with the comments hidden and that very unfitting TikTok-like UI which doesn't doesn't give you control over the progress bar slider whatsoever. and the auto-play is a bit confusing as it sometimes skips videos.. but I found out that all this has a rather easy solution: replacing the "shorts/" by "watch?v=" in the URL should do the trick but it wasn't practical for daily use. so maybe a little of programming from you skilled devs would be highly appreciated. Many thanks!
- (2022-03-13, v:1.5.8) Jose: add option disable animations previsualizations/image on mouse over the titles
the files of of animations (webp or gif) are very heavy for load the page add option for disable title image loads
- (2022-03-13, v:1.5.8) Tanmay Roy: SUPPORT ON MOBILES
Hey thanks a lot i cant say how much it helps me to save my time. But isnt there way to use this extension as a apk file in Youtube mobile application? I mean not using YT via any browser?
- (2022-03-10, v:1.5.8) Eden L: Recommendations are still gone after disabling it
Hey, it doesn't go back to the default view even after I disable the "Hide Recommendations" option. There are still no videos on the side. How can I solve this?
- (2022-03-08, v:1.5.7) Johan Stevens: extension not working!
Hi there, I was so glad with this extension because it saves a lot of time and distraction. I use it maybe for a year. But now, since 2 weeks? the extension is not working anymore! I have cleaned the cache and delete cookies already. What can I do? Thanks in advance.
- (2022-02-25, v:1.5.6) Eric Ossinger: 'shorts' not hidden
When I do a search, the results still include 'shorts' even though I have 'Hide shorts' enabled (and I did do a browser and page refresh).
- (2022-02-16, v:1.5.5) Dmitry Okulich-Kazarin: Comments still appear sometimes
Comments under video always appear again when video ends and the end cards shown. Also, comment section under Youtube news is still shown.
- (2022-02-16, v:1.5.5) Dmitry Okulich-Kazarin: New useful feature
Please add an option to remove news from chanels tab that now appears after two rows of videos on main screen feed. It would be super useful
- (2022-01-29, v:1.5.5) Lucian Andries: Yes, but actually no!
Hey. Can you make the Live Chat and the chat after the stream is over, to just Collapse, instead of fully hiding it? Meaning, leave the buttons as they are, so we can get back the chat if we need to. Please!
- (2022-01-24, v:1.5.5) Israel Micozzi: Remove Shorts
Please add an option to remove Shorts from the sidebar if you can. Everything else works fine.
- (2022-01-22, v:1.5.5) The Real Paranormal Investigation And Research: removed this video unacceptable not happen https://youtube.com/biXKxQClwcz tke it down or lawsuit for traffican human sex on youtube leeting them break the la
Take down human and sex and prosittsion and false claim off you tube now
- (2022-01-17, v:1.5.5) Alessandro Chieffi: +++The extension is ALMOST perfect+++
Hello, I really appreciate your work and I believe this Unhook is better than any other else, BUT there is a small thing missing yet, in my opinion. The Feed/Library button on the left ( https://imgur.com/a/w9rhQ3I ), should have an option to be removed. Thanks in the case it will be possible, and thanks even if it's not!
- (2022-01-08, v:1.5.5) Benoît Molherat: Error and take a click back
I clicked by mistake several time (onto videos i love) since i installed it, and this is very frustrating !! Can you think of an user-friendly to remove a "dislike", a mistake that was done on a youtube recommandation icon ? Regards, BM
- (2022-01-04, v:1.5.5) LoriCat: "More From Youtube" is not hidden.
Yes, I made sure to enable it. Refreshing the page does not make a difference. Any suggestions?
- (2021-12-30, v:1.5.5) Ovanes Vardanian: YouTube new design
Please adapt your extension for the new YouTube design, where comments are on the right, etc. Thanks for the extension!
- (2021-12-27, v:1.5.2) 허태웅: unhook 확장프로그램이 어느 순간부터 끄고 켜도 계속 유튜브 추천 영상이랑 댓글이 안나오네요.
원래는 확장프로그램을 끄면 유튜브 추천 영상이랑 댓글이 다시 다 보였는데 이제는 확장프로그램을 끄거나 켜도 그대로 유튜브 추천 영상이랑 댓글이 항상 안 나오네요.
- (2021-12-07, v:1.5.2) L.: Unhook Pinterest
Could you develop the same extension but for Pinterest please ?
- (2021-10-19, v:1.5.2) Thayakorn Rakwetpakorn: Youtube Music doesn't work while the extension is enabled
I'm using Edge. The music just doesn't play when I hit the play button inside the bar at the bottom.
- (2021-10-17, v:1.5.2) Tannie Nguyen: Hide chapters not working
Hiding chapters is not working
- (2021-10-04, v:1.5.2) Rainbow Warrior Princess: Sugestion: Collapse / Hide left sidebar on homepage (startpage) and on channel page
It wiuld be useful, if you could collapse or hide the left sidebar on the youtube homepage (startpage) and on the channel page.
- (2021-08-23, v:1.5.2) Rainbow Warrior Princess: Suggestion: Hide share button (with share arrow-symbol)
It would be useful to hide the share button (with the share arrow-symbol) on the video page.
- (2021-08-08, v:1.5.1) Mohammed Mesum Hussain: Unhook for Odysee please?
I really love Unhook YouTube. I have been using it for a while now, and even removed YouTube app from my android to download YouTube webapp with Unhook (using Kiwi browser). Now I am considering switching to Odysee, but there is no Unhook for that..... Can you please make one for Odysee too? Would be much appreciated. Thanks!