How to Disable or Remove Shorts from YouTube

Following in the footsteps of Facebook, YouTube is attempting to fill the void left by TikTok in the short-video space. The YouTube create option allows users to record short videos directly from the app and even string together multiple videos. YouTube already has agreements with music companies, so users are able to include music in their videos, which is an essential component of any short-video platform.

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Because there are so many YouTube Shorts uploaded every day, this feature was very popular. But there is a catch: not everyone enjoys these new YouTube shorts, which are extremely annoying to watch.

The reason for this could be inconsistency. You can’t, for example, search for them, share them, or determine who created them. Another issue is poor quality content in the first place. On the contrary, users barely noticed its presence within months of its release. This is true for both the creators and the viewers ends. So if you find that YouTube shorts not interesting here is how you can remove or disable the shorts from YouTube.

How to Remove Shorts from YouTube

1. Remove Shorts from YouTube Settings

To remove Shorts from YouTube, go to the Settings > Advanced Settings and Turn off the Shorts toggle. It will disable the Shorts tab in YouTube. Now, restart the app, and the Shorts video feature will be removed from the YouTube app.

Important Note: Turn on/off Shorts toggle option is currently available for a limited number of users. As YouTube really wants to promote the Shorts feature and push people into using it in order to compete with TikTok, Reels, and other apps.

2. Use the Three Dots Menu

Let’s start with the simple ones. If you don’t want to watch a story on YouTube Shorts, simply click on the three dots in the top right corner. You should be able to see a not-interesting option over there. So all you have to do is click on it, and it will be removed from your feed. This method is intended for those who prefer to filter their feed rather than stop watching it at all.

3. Use Factory Version

If you are one of those people who does not want YouTube Shorts at all, you can try this. Long-press and drag the YouTube app to the app info tab in settings. Simply tap uninstall over here, and you will be downgraded to the factory version.

It refers to the version of YouTube that came pre-installed on your device. Also, if your device is more than a year old, you should not see any YouTube Shorts because they were not present. Just to inform you that you might get annoyed getting notifications to update the version again and again.

4. Install YouTube Vanced Manager App

YouTube Vanced is a modified version of YouTube created by third-party developers that include many new features not found in the official YouTube app. Some examples include 1080p on mobile, Sponsorblock, and so on. You must open the YouTube Vanced Manager (v2.5.1) app after installing it, and then install MicroG and Vanced App from the Manager app.

After installing the Vanced App, you must log in to your Google account, just as you would in the regular YouTube app. To remove shorts from the YouTube app, go to Ad settings and enable the Shorts Shelf toggle option in Advanced settings. Shorts will be removed from the YouTube app timeline.

If you wish to remove the shorts create button from the Youtube application go to Settings > Vanced Settings > Layout Settings and then enable the comments location toggle. It will disable the YouTube app’s Shorts button.

5. Use Your Phone Setting for Old Version

If you don’t want the shorts in your timeline then you can open your phone settings> more settings> application> all applications> search YouTube> click YouTube> then click on uninstall update> as soon as you will click there all the new updates of Youtube will disable. Now open the YouTube application again on your mobile you will older version of YouTube with an exploring option instead of a short option in the bottom timeline.

After uninstalling the update of Youtube one can open the application store search YouTube and search the option of YouTube in-app store, then click on update, After updating the application open Youtube you will see the short option will be available on top and explore option will be on the bottom as it was in the old version.

Hope these methods helped you to remove the shorts from Youtube easily and hope this method are hassle-free for you.

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Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.

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