extension ExtPose

Hide YouTube Thumbnails

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Description from extension meta

Hide YouTube Thumbnails for less clickbaity browsing

Image from store Hide YouTube Thumbnails
Description from store Simply hides thumbnails on YouTube to have a more peaceful and less distracting browsing experience. Also useful for avoiding spoilers or inappropriate imagery. Could also be descibed as blocking YouTube thumbnails on videos or disabling YouTube thumbnails on videos.

Latest reviews

  • (2022-03-29) Svyat Russkiy: and now my brain cells can begin healing... thanks I hope you keep updating for optimization, also I'd love to be able to show thumbnail window to some uncringy content yappers, Don't know if that's easy to implement just a suggestion.
  • (2022-03-25) Joshua St. Juste: Works perfectly
  • (2022-02-14) M C: Thank you for removing all those punchable facial expressions from my youtube feed :)
  • (2022-02-04) Daniel Remenyi: nearly perfect. but after this extension installed, i dont know which video I have watched..
  • (2022-01-18) Winslow M: As someone who hates not having control over what appears on my screen, this is a godsend. Thank you.
  • (2022-01-14) Kseniia Bondarenko: What a lovely add-on, many thanks!
  • (2022-01-10) FRC: As a wise man once said: It just works.
  • (2021-12-28) Johnny Lavado: This will help my Semen Retention Journey, cuz youtube is the only social platform I use for important tasks. Plus its limits my distractions and less headache.
  • (2021-09-17) Rafael Lopez: Very good. Is it also possible to disable thumbnails when hovering the "Next/Previous video" button when you are playing a playlist? Regards.
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  • (2021-09-01) Andrew Anderson: The most absolutely useful plugin, which I would rank in par with an adblocker. Since installing, I spend nearly 35% less time on youtube (I have a tracker and the drop is clear since the day of installation). My history now only consists of things which I actively searched for instead of things I reactively clicked on due to a misleading, clickbaity thumbnail. Adam you an effin genius and I would like to thank you for this little gem you made.
  • (2021-04-30) Josh Fiore: This is a great extension. No more clickbaity thumbnails!
  • (2021-03-05) Jordan: I swear to God I was praying for something like this a couple days ago. Youtube thumbnails have this monstrous power of making you watch the useless / irrrelevent videos, your extension is godsend, I cant thank you enough.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a great and healthy life ahead, THANK YOU SO MUCH.
  • (2021-02-27) KaanGaming: I am looking at a playlist which is a gameplay of someone else so I could follow their next steps. Most of the thumbnails were spoilers, so this extremely helps me
  • (2021-02-23) Sage Haq: You did a wonderful job creating this thank you
  • (2021-02-14) Michal: best for procrastination
  • (2021-02-04) Twixtwix: Nice one, but is it possible to disable it an re enable it?
  • (2021-01-02) Gibb Son: Excellent plugin. People don't realise that just at YT alone they've got dozens of data scientists, developers and psychologists who's only job is to keep you addicted to their app and profit from ads. They are the dealers and we're their junkies. This extension removes one of their attack vectors (thumbnails) they use against you.
  • (2020-12-20) T. H.: Great extension. So often thumbnails act as spoilers. This extension solves that problem.
  • (2020-12-09) T S Yedi: thanks for this, I am in for youtube music, those explicit thumbnails have been bothering me.
  • (2020-10-07) Alex U: Got this for mk dlc trailers, glad it actually works
  • (2020-09-23) Sean Velasco: Dude, I don't know who you are, but I hope you get only the best in life. This chrome extension is so helpful for focusing on my school work!
  • (2020-08-27) Garrett Hafker: Works as described. One thing I wish it had though is a toggle feature in the extensions taskbar. Would be great if I could switch it on and off faster.
  • (2020-07-14) MUHAMMAD ALI: Awesome. Surely will not be distracted anymore. Thankyou <3.
  • (2020-06-28) Harshdeep Telang: i just love it.most of my distractions are gone.i donno why this has very less downloads tho
  • (2020-01-30) Lukas Cochran: Thank you for helping in my quest to make a terrible website into something usable. Is there a way I can give you money for making this?
  • (2020-01-15) Emmie Jane: Ah the wonders of modern technology. Creepypasta thumbnails scare me so I can listen to my scary stories without being too scared.
  • (2019-12-15) Zac: Works!
  • (2019-05-07) カロ: It works! Hope this helps kirb my youtube addiction.

Latest issues

  • (2021-11-09, v:1.0.1) Yanik Kolomatski: Add duration of video
    Great plugin! Is it possible to remove the thumbnail while still being able to see the duration of the video before viewing it? Perhaps have a separate option to toggle whether it should be displayed or not? As a suggestion, it could be added below the views and date added.


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4.9 (31 votes)
Last update / version
2021-09-09 / 1.0.1
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