YouTube Shorts is a new feature that allows users to create video clips up to 60 seconds long. While this may be great for some, others may find it annoying and intrusive. If you fall into the latter category, don’t worry – there’s a way to disable YouTube Shorts.
How to disable YouTube Shorts
YouTube Shorts is a new feature on the platform that allows users to create and share short videos. While some users may find this feature useful, others may prefer to disable it. Here’s how:
- Open the YouTube app and tap on the three vertical dots in the top-right corner of the screen.
- Tap on “Settings.”
- Scroll down and tap on “General.”
- Toggle off the “Enable YouTube Shorts” option.
Why you should disable YouTube Shorts
There are a few reasons why you might want to disable YouTube Shorts. Maybe you don’t like the idea of Google automatically creating a miniature version of your video. Or maybe you’re worried about copyright infringement (YouTube has been known to lift clips from longer videos and use them in Shorts).
Whatever your reasons, disabling YouTube Shorts is easy to do. Here’s how:
- Open the YouTube app and tap on your profile picture in the top right corner.
- Tap on “Creator Studio.”
- Tap on “Shorts Manager” in the left sidebar.
- Toggle off “Create Short Videos Automatically.”
How to disable YouTube Shorts on your mobile device
Open the YouTube app on your mobile device.
In the top right corner of the screen, tap your profile picture.
From the drop-down menu, select “Settings.”
Under “General,” tap “disable YouTube Shorts.”
How to disable YouTube Shorts on your desktop
YouTube Shorts is a new feature on the YouTube app that allows users to create short, 15 second videos. The feature is currently only available in India, but it is expected to roll out to other countries soon. If you’re not in India, or if you simply don’t want to use YouTube Shorts, you can disable it with a few simple steps.
How to disable YouTube Shorts on your web browser
If you find YouTube Shorts intrusive or simply don’t want to see them, you can disable them entirely on your web browser. On Google Chrome, head to YouTube.com and click the three vertical dots in the top-right corner of the screen. From the drop-down menu, select “Settings” near the bottom.
In the Settings menu, scroll down and click “Advanced” at the bottom of the page. In the advanced settings menu, click “Site Settings” under “Privacy and Security.” In Site Settings, click “YouTube Shorts” under “Content and permissions.” Finally, toggle off the “Allow YouTube Shorts on this site” setting to disable YouTube Shorts entirely on your web browser.
How to disable YouTube Shorts on your TV
Here’s how to disable Shorts on your TV if you don’t want to see them anymore:
- Go to your YouTube app and sign in.
- Tap on the three lines in the top left corner of the main screen.
- Scroll down and tap on “Settings.”
- Tap on “General.”
- Scroll down and toggle off “YouTube Shorts.”
How to disable YouTube Shorts on your gaming console
To disable YouTube Shorts on your gaming console, simply follow the steps below:
- Go to your gaming console’s settings menu.
- Navigate to the “Account” or “User” settings.
- Select the “YouTube” option.
- Toggle the “YouTube Shorts” setting to the “Off” position.
How to disable YouTube Shorts on your smart speaker
To disable YouTube Shorts on your smart speaker, simply say “Hey Google, turn off YouTube Shorts.” Once you’ve done this, all future requests to play YouTube Shorts will be redirected to regular YouTube.
If you ever want to enable YouTube Shorts again, just say “Hey Google, turn on YouTube Shorts.”