How to Block YouTube Channels in Chrome, Firefox &Edge

If you are using Youtube and are annoyed by some youtube channel then this tutorial will help you. This tutorial on how to block youtube channels in Chrome and Firefox easily. We will also learn how to block youtube video.

Previously we had talked a lot about youtube tricks such as How to download youtube shorts videos, save youtube shorts and Methods to watch region-locked YouTube videos. Today we are going to learn how to block youtube videos in chrome.

How to Block YouTube Channels in Chrome & Firefox
How to Block YouTube Channels in Chrome, Firefox &Edge 8

As a user, you can’t block a youtube channel or a video, what you can do is report a video that you think should not be on youtube and youtube will decide whether that video should be on youtube or not.

How to block a youtube channel in Chrome

In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to block certain youtube channel on your computer or block specific youtube video so that you won’t see those on your system only.

Before we get into the tutorial on how to block youtube channels in Chrome and firefox, let’s have a quick introduction to why you should block youtube channels.

Reason why you need to block youtube channels or video

There can be many reasons for which you want o block youtube channel or video, we had listed some of them.

  • Having a family computer and want to filter content for your children
  • Offensive or objectionable content
  • Clickbait or misleading content
  • Personal reasons: disagreement over certain topics

These can be the reasons which can result for blocking channels. Before we get into the tutorial, let’s have a quick introduction to what is youtube restricted mode and Don’t recommend youtube channels option on youtube and why you should use them.

What is youtube Restricted Mode on YouTube?

YouTube Restricted Mode is a feature that allows users to filter out content that may be flagged as inappropriate for viewers. The purpose of this mode is to provide a safer and more family-friendly experience for users who want to avoid explicit or adult-themed content

When the Restricted Mode is enabled, certain videos may not appear in search results and comments may also be disabled. Some channels may also become inaccessible while using this mode. According to YouTube, the restricted mode is not 100% accurate and some videos may still slip through the filter. However, it does offer added protection against mature content.

This feature is very helpful for parents as YouTube’s Restricted Mode helps them to keep their children’s age-appropriate material online.

Now that we had learned what is youtube restricted mode, lets have the tutorial on how to enable youtube restricted mode in computer and android

Enable Youtube restricted mode

Step 1 : Firstly open the youtube website on Chrome or any other web browser.

Step 2 : Now sign in to your account if you are not login and then click on the profile picture.

Step 3 : A menu will open, find restricted mode and click on it.

Enable Youtube restricted mode

Now toggle the restricted mode option and you had successfully enable the restricted mode in youtube.

Activate restricted mode in youtube android

If you are using an Android app to watch youtube and want to activate youtube restricted mode, you can follow the below steps.

Step 1 : Firstly open the youtube app in your Android or iPhone and login to your account if you haven’t

Step 2 : Now tap on the profile picture to open the options.

Step 3 : Now tap on the settings option and then tap on General.

Step 4 : Here you will find the restricted mode, tap on it and enable it.

In this way, you can enable YouTube restricted mode in the youtube android app. Now you might be thinking that youtube has a restricted mode that allows you to control which channel you want to watch, then what is the need of the tutorial on how to block youtube channel?

The problem with the youtube restricted mode is that it doesn’t work perfectly. There are still chances that you can see those videos or channels in youtube recommendations. That is why we are having additional steps to block youtube shorts and videos.

How to Block YouTube Channels in Chrome & Firefox
How to Block YouTube Channels in Chrome, Firefox &Edge 9

Now that we had learn how to use youtube restricted mode, you had learned that apart from that, here is not direct option available in youtube which can help you to block youtube channel in your account. So here comes the chrome extensions handy which can help you to block youtube channels. Without wasting more time, lets proceed with the tutorial

Step 1 : Firstly open Google Chrome and open the Chrome extension page.

Step 2 : Now search for the BlockTube Chrome extension. You can open Chrome and also click on the below link to directly access the Blocktube extension.

block a youtube channel

Step 3 : Now click on Add to Chrome to download and install the Chrome extension in your browser and you will see the Blocktube icon in your chrome.

Step 4 : Now open Youtube and search for the youtube channel by typing in the search option, clicking on the three-dot, and selecting Block Channel.

In this way you can block youtube channel on Chrome, you can check by searching again, and you won’t see in the search result.

You can open the Blocktube extension page and under channel ID tab, the channel you block is listed. The direct link feature is not working, you need channel ID to block it.

These are the steps and answers to Can you block certain channels on youtube?

How to block youtube channels in Firefox and Microsoft Edge

If you are using another browser to watch or access youtube such as Firefox then you can block channels on youtube in Firefox as well. The procedure is same for Firefox as Chrome. You need to download and install the Blocktube extension.

Block channels on youtube In Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge, like Chrome, is built on the Chromium open-source project. That is why, both browsers has similar fundamental features such as performance optimizations, security updates, and compatibility with web standards.

So extension use in Google Chrome can also be installed and used in Microsoft Edge. Hence block channels on youtube we can install BlockTube extension.

How to block youtube videos on Chrome

Now that you had learned the steps on how to block a youtube channel, but if you don’t want to block the whole channel and only want to block youtube video or block video with a specific title then here are the steps that you need to follow

Step 1 : To block videos on youtube, we will use the BlockTube Chrome extension. So download and install the Chrome extension in the browser.

Step 2 : Now open youtube and search for the video that you want to block, click on the address bar can copy the video ID (shown in the below picture).

How do I block a channel on YouTube Mobile

Step 3 : After installing the extension, open the extension page by clicking on the icon and then click on the video is tab.

Step 4 : Paste the copied video ID and click on the save option.

How to stop seeing a channel on YouTube Shorts

An alternate way is to click on the video title under the filter option and paste the video title that you want to block.

Refresh or access the youtube video that you had blocked and you will get the blocked result.

How to block channels on YouTube app

In this way, you can block youtube videos without blocking the whole youtube channels in Chrome, firefox, and Edge.

FAQ (How to Block YouTube Channels in Chrome & Firefox)

1. How do i block youtube channels?

There is no direct option available on youtube to block youtube channels, although you can use restricted mode and don’t recommend channel options to reduce the recommendation of those channels. Apart from that, you can use the Chrome extension Blocktube to block youtube channels on Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.

2. How do I permanently block a YouTube channel?

To permanently block a channel on youtube, you need to use the Blocktube chrome extension that will block that channel.

3. Can you block certain channels on Youtube?

Officially there is no option to block youtube channels but there are some Chrome extensions that can help you to block certain channels on youtube. To block certain channels on youtube, you can add links to those in the Blocktube extension, and block channels using ID tab.

Wrapping Up

Hope you like the tutorial on How to Block YouTube Channels in Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. If you have any problem in following the tutorial, feel free to use the comment section, we will help you with blocking channels on youtube and also block youtube videos on Chrome. You can follow us on social media such a our Facebook Page Solution Exist and telegram group.

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Ronak Prajapatit is a Chemical Engineer by profession and a Part-Time blogger. He is a passionate tech blogger who likes to share his knowledge and helped to troubleshoot problems of computers and PC.

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