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YouTube has vastly improved its curating ability so it can recommend content based on our interests. However, random videos still pop up on our feed every now and then.
But is there a way to control these recommendations?
Let me show you how to block channels on YouTube and manage what your kids watch as well.
Well, you’ll be glad to know there are two ways to do it.
You can either block the user or the video recommendations from their channel.
The difference is that by doing the former, that person won’t be able to comment on the videos you upload.
Let’s see how to block specific YouTube channels across different devices.
Blocking the content from a YouTube channel on your desktop is a fairly easy process. If you want to get rid of a recommended video, just follow the steps below:
Voila! You won’t hear from this channel ever again unless you unblock it.
We’ll show you how to do that as well.
But first, let’s see how to ban a YouTube channel from commenting on your videos.
To do so, follow the next steps:
Doing so will not only restrict their comments but also hide their content from your feed.
Nowadays, a lot of us watch videos on our phones and tablets. Therefore, learning how to block stuff on YouTube on a mobile device is essential.
So, let’s find out!
If you’re watching YouTube from a browser on your smartphone, that’s a bit odd.
However, I’ll show you how to blacklist YouTube channels with the instructions below. Just note that you can’t block a user completely from a browser. You can only tell YouTube not to recommend this channel.
However, if you wish to completely ban a YouTube channel, you must use the app and follow the next steps.
The app lets you fully explore YouTube and all its features. So, getting rid of annoying videos and channels is also possible. Now, let’s see how to block channels on the YouTube app.
If you want YouTube to only stop recommending the channel, do the following:
This will block videos from the user but won’t prevent them from commenting on your content.
To completely block a channel, follow these steps:
Confirm your choice to block both the videos and comments from this profile.
It’s pretty easy to block YouTube channels from appearing on your feed. But how do you unblock them?
Let’s find out!
Here’s how you can do it on your desktop PC:
Another way to get blocked content back is by deleting the “Not interested” feedback from your Google Activity log.
Google stores this information every time you select Not interested from the three-dot menu of a video. This lets YouTube know not to show you this channel’s videos.
If you block a YouTube video by tapping Not interested, it’ll be added to this list. To remove it from there, follow the instructions below:
YouTube will now recommend this channel once again.
There’s no way to completely block a user from a browser on a mobile device. Therefore, you can not unblock them from there either.
However, you can delete the Not interested feedback section by following these steps:
Now that you’ve learned how to blacklist on the YouTube app, let’s find out how to unblock channels.
YouTube Kids was released in early 2015, and it stormed the internet with various content for children. However, parents could find certain videos inappropriate for their kids. Therefore, blocking a channel on YouTube Kids could prove quite handy.
You can do it by following the steps below:
The steps above show you how to block entire channels.
However, if you wish to only block a specific YouTube video, follow these instructions:
Knowing how to stop a YouTube channel from appearing in your feed can be really useful. From getting rid of annoying channels to monitoring the content your kid watches.
Although it’s an easy process, you could face some difficulties, especially on a mobile device. Luckily, knowing how to block channels on YouTube, you now have complete control over your experience.
Deyan has been fascinated by technology his whole life. From the first Tetris game all the way to Falcon Heavy. Working for TechJury is like a dream come true, combining both his passions – writing and technology. In his free time (which is pretty scarce, thanks to his three kids), Deyan enjoys traveling and exploring new places. Always with a few chargers and a couple of gadgets in the backpack. He makes mean dizzying Island Paradise cocktails too.
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