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. Options available: - Temporarily turn off hiding - Blur rather than hide thumbnails - Show thumbnails on hover - Show only solid color - Show thumbnails on search results / playlist / watch / subscriptions / channel pages This extsion could also be descibed as blocking YouTube thumbnails on videos, disabling YouTube thumbnails on videos, blurring YouTube thumbnails on videos. People have found it useful for: - Hiding distracting or inappropriate YouTube thumbnails in class when teaching students - Hiding YouTube thumbnails to reduce distraction and procrastination when studying or working - Hiding YouTube thumbnails to avoid spoilers in the video

Latest reviews

  • (2023-10-30) Roman M: Simple, but powerful extension. Thanks for sharing it. Thumbnails make it so easy to fall down the YouTube rabbit hole. Don't get me started on the prevalent annoying face making trend. ;-)
  • (2023-10-21) Jordan: This extension is alright, abit odd with no thumbnails but those people who make weird thumbnails with a surprise look on there face or just a fake thumbnail gets annoying. its looks kind of funny ill still rate it 5
  • (2023-10-19) Gary Anders: I wouldn't mind an option to just stop the thumbnail playing and I don't mean the inline nonsense that pops out, I mean the actual thumbnail from playing.
  • (2023-10-16) SGM Grow: thx
  • (2023-10-11) Kais: Nice break from all the constant clutter of thumbnails. Thank you.
  • (2023-09-30) Jacob Dorbor IV: Works amazingly! Any chance there's a version of this that hides the title but keeps the thumbnail?
  • (2023-09-18) Junoh Moon: Just awesome! Will you plan to integrate this into Revanced or something similar? It would be perfect..!
  • (2023-09-11) Nick Liszewski: Thanks for creating this. Youtube has become so distracting and this extension solves that problem.
  • (2023-09-08) Xoan Altaleff: nice
  • (2023-07-31) Nigel Arockiaraj: Extension is so helpful, but I dont like not having thumbnails. I wanted to ask how to keep the thumbnails blured, but not remove completely. Thanks
  • (2023-07-01) Max Payne: Fantastic!
  • (2023-06-17) Moe Litmann: Work great! I paired this with the "Hide YouTube Short" extension and YouTube is much nicer to use now. Thank you for this.
  • (2023-06-14) Chris Johnson: Great extension, but you're "hidden (except when hovered)" button doesn't work. :(
  • (2023-06-08) Mirsad: This helps me to save so much time on YouTube. Thank you very much!
  • (2023-06-06) misagh dorodian: Awesome , add something so I can Disable This on Some channels .
  • (2023-06-05) Devam SHARMA: Could you make it so that Orion users could have the icon in the extentions section. For some reason it isn't in my extentions area so I can't make the thumbnails blurred
  • (2023-06-03) Daniel Masanovets: Can you make it so Brave browser users can use make it so they can change the settings on the extension?
  • (2023-06-03) rager SJS: Amazing extension, works exactly how distraction free I would like it to be. But sir, please allow a option for seeing the video length.
  • (2023-05-01) Khalid (‫خالد‬‎): Great Extension! worked like a charm on my laptop. Unfortunately it does not seem to work on Kiwi Browser for android "which supports chrome extensions", could you please have a look and fix it if possible. Thanks & keep up the good work :)
  • (2023-04-08) Damian Raz: you are god
  • (2023-04-02) Colton Stone: Worked like a charm
  • (2023-03-28) Aman Rana: feel like google. please make it more like google - distraction free: 1) just a search bar in the center of page instead of homepage 2) video tiltes in blue and visited ones in purple. 3) no sidebars and stuff - videos open always in cinema mode or embed mode. i tried all of these with different extensions. but would love if a single extension can do it.
  • (2023-03-14) Joseph Campbell: Good! But should add an option to disable on a youtube channel page.
  • (2023-02-27) name name: thank you )))
  • (2023-02-08) P O: Thank you so much.
  • (2023-02-01) Alex Braha Stoll: Awesome! Thumbnails on YouTube are getting worse everyday. It is tiresome to see dozens of exaggerated fake expressions and sensationalistic images every time. Problem solved, without thumbnails browsing YouTube is a much calmer experience =)
  • (2023-01-01) T2: Based
  • (2022-12-02) Tommy Bo: Thank you Jesus
  • (2022-06-04) TheManWitDaShits: This helped me so much for years
  • (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) Sajjad 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

Latest issues

  • (2023-07-23, v:2.3.0) Philipp Bunzmann: Plugin does not work
    Plugin does not work I activated the blur option but it doesnt apply to youtube. So i still have thumbnails shown. How can i fix that?
  • (2023-06-06, v:2.2.0) Gabriel Ruscic: Plugin does not work
    I activated the blur option but it doesnt apply to youtube. So i still have thumbnails shown. How can i fix that?
  • (2023-02-01, v:2.0.0) jason weaver: Block unsubbed channels?
    Can you add an option to allow thumbnails for video on channels you are subscribed to and block thumbnails for channels you are not subbed to?
  • (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.


56,897 history
4.8313 (83 votes)
Last update / version
2023-10-31 / 2.5.0
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