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How to Disable YouTube Shorts (Smartphones & PC)?

What is YouTube Shorts?

YouTube Shorts is a short-form video platform that allows users to create and share vertical videos up to 60 seconds long. It was launched in India on September 14, 2020, and was made available globally on July 13, 2021.

YouTube Shorts is designed to compete with other short-form video platforms like TikTok and Instagram Reels. It offers a number of features that are similar to these platforms, such as the ability to add music, filters, and effects to videos.

YouTube Shorts has been a major success for YouTube. In its first year, it had over 1.5 billion daily active users and generated over 5 trillion views. It has also helped to grow the number of creators on YouTube.


Here are some of the key features of YouTube Shorts:

  • Vertical videos: Shorts are designed to be watched on vertical screens, such as smartphones. This makes them ideal for watching on the go.
  • Short length: Shorts are limited to 60 seconds long. This makes them easy to create and share, and it also keeps users’ attention.
  • Music and effects: Users can add music and effects to their Shorts. This helps to make them more engaging and visually appealing.
  • Explore: The Explore page on YouTube Shorts shows users a variety of Shorts that they might be interested in. This helps users to discover new content.
  • Collaborations: Users can collaborate with other creators to create Shorts. This is a great way to grow your audience and reach new viewers.

If you’re interested in creating or watching YouTube Shorts, you can download the YouTube app on your smartphone or tablet. In case one wishes to disable the frequency of the YouTube shorts appearing in your device it can be done by following the steps given below.

To disable YouTube Shorts On Smartphone:

  • Open the YouTube app.
  • Scroll down to the Shorts section.
  • Tap the three dots icon in the top right corner of each Short.
  • Select “Not interested.”

To disable YouTube Shorts On PC:

  • Go to YouTube.com.
  • Scroll down to the Shorts section.
  • Click the “X” icon in the top right corner of the Shorts section.

YouTube Shorts will be hidden for 30 days. You can repeat these steps to disable Shorts again after 30 days.