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How to Disable YouTube Shorts in the YouTube App

Are the Youtube Shorts turning you into a short fuse? Then why wait when you can do away with them easily.

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How to stop and save oneself from the endless social media scrolling is a question yet to be answered. However, if you are one of those people who doesn’t like the new Shorts feature of the YouTube app, we are glad to share that there’s a solution for you. You may find the feature annoying, and we get it. To tell you, you can easily remove the feature from the YouTube App. Here are 4 simple ways how to disable YouTube Shorts in the YouTube App.

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Use YouTube From Your Web Browser 

The most effortless way to get rid of the Shorts feature in the YouTube app is by using YouTube via your device’s web browser instead of the mobile app, whether from a smartphone, tablet or desktop. This is because the browser version of YouTube doesn’t contain the Shorts feature yet. 

Using YouTube From Your Web Browser-How to Disable YouTube Shorts in the YouTube App

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Read also: Should you get YouTube Premium? 9 things you need to consider first

Remove Shorts from YouTube Home

The next best and easiest way to disable YouTube Shorts is from the Home tab. All you have to do is click on the 3 dots on the corner of the Shorts clip and mark every clip as Not Interested. This way the Shorts won’t appear even if you refresh your feed. 

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Remove Shorts from Home Tab- How to Disable YouTube Shorts in the YouTube App

Downgrade the YouTube App

Downgrade YouTube App via APKMirror

If the Shorts feature irritates you so much, you can consider taking the route of downgrading the YouTube app itself. You would need to downgrade the app to its version 14.12.56. 

You can download Youtube 14.12.56 from here

Read also: Top best methods to stop autoplay videos on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram

Use Youtube’s Vanced Version

YouTube Vanced

The last way to resort to disabling the Youtube Shorts feature in the YouTube app is by using its Vanced version. It is a modded version of the YouTube app with some premium features like disabling ads, stories and sponsored content within the app. And yes, you guessed it right. It also offers you the option of disabling the Shorts feature among the others. All you need to do is go to Settings > Vanced Settings > Ad Settings, and turn on the Shorts shelf removal option from therein. That’s it! 

You can download YouTube Vanced from here.

Thus, using any of these 4 methods, you can easily disable the YouTube Shorts feature in the YouTube app, and enjoy watching videos without further interruption. If there is any other way to achieve the same, do let us know in the comments section below. 

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