How To Block YouTube Channels

Are you tired of seeing irrelevant or inappropriate YouTube channels appearing in your recommended feed?

Whether it’s because of a specific YouTuber’s content, provocative language, or controversial views, there are many reasons why you may want to block specific channels from appearing in your YouTube feed.

Blocking specific channels on YouTube is quite simple and can help clear up the clutter from browsing the platform.

This is how to block YouTube channels:

  1. Open your YouTube homepage.
  2. Search for the YouTube channel you want to block.
  3. Go to the “About” section on the channel.
  4. In the “About” section, select the flag icon on the right of the screen.
  5. Click on “Block User.” 
  6. Select “Submit” when the pop-up menu appears.

How To Block YouTube Channels On Desktop

The steps to block YouTube channels vary depending on whether you use YouTube on the web or a mobile phone. 

Let’s first look at how to block YouTube channels on a desktop.

Step 1: Open The YouTube Homepage

Use the web browser of your choice, such as Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge, and open the YouTube homepage.

Step 2: Search For The Channel You Want To Block

Search for the channel you want to block by typing the name of the channel in the search bar and looking at the options that come up in the result of the search.

Step 3: Click The “About” Section

Select the about section of the youtube channel

Once you have selected the channel from your search results, choose the “about” tab in the top right of the channel.

Step 4: Select The Flag Option

Select the flag icon to block a youtube channel

In the right corner, you will find an icon of a flag. Click this icon which will provide you with further options you can choose.

Step 5: Choose “Block user”

how to block a youtube channel

From the options provided, choose “Block User,” and a pop-up menu will appear once you have selected this option.

Click “Submit” to confirm that you want to block this YouTube channel. 

You now have a YouTube homepage consisting of videos you want to watch.

If you want to block another YouTube channel, you can repeat the same steps on other channels.

How To Block YouTube Channels On Mobile

The YouTube app is extremely popular, having been downloaded over 10 billion times.

To ensure nothing ruins your fun while using the YouTube app, here are the steps to block a YouTube channel on your smartphone.

Step 1: Open The YouTube App

Open the YouTube app and navigate to the YouTube homepage.

Step 2: Search And Select The YouTube Channel To Block

Search for the YouTube Channel you want to block.

Once you have searched for the YouTube channel, select the YouTube channel from the search results.

Step 3: Tap The Three Dots In The Top Right Corner

Click on the “About” section of the YouTube channel and select the three dots from the top right corner of your screen, which will provide you with further options. 

How to block a youtube channel on mobile

Step 4: Select “Block User”

Select block to block the youtube channel

From the options provided, choose the option “Block User” and click on submit.

How To Stop YouTube From Recommending a Channel

You may also choose to ignore the channels rather than choosing to block the channel entirely.

If you are tired of videos of the same channel being provided to you despite your interest in them, choosing to ignore them is a better option.

Follow the steps below on a mobile phone to start ignoring the channel. 

Step 1: Open The YouTube App

Open your YouTube application and navigate to the YouTube homepage.

Step 2: Search For a Video

Search for a video of the channel you want to stop appearing in your feed; once you have found the video, we move to the next step.

Step 3: Click On The Three Dots

On the right of the preview of the video, three dots indicate more options.

Click on the three dots.

Step 4: Select “Don’t Recommend Channel”

Select “Don’t Recommend Channel” from the options provided, ensuring you won’t see videos from this particular channel again.

Alternatively, if a channel is creating inappropriate content, you can also take it a step further and report the YouTube channel.

How to block youtube channels

Final Thoughts

Blocking YouTube channels can be a great way to create a better online viewing experience for yourself and your family. It is important to remember, though, that if you block certain channels, only do so in moderation.

Too much censorship can have an adverse effect, making the content you still have access to seem much more extreme.

Ultimately, choosing which channels you want to be blocked and which should remain open is up to you – make sure it will make your online life easier and happier.

Hopefully, we’ve helped you make it so.

David Woutersen

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David Woutersen

David is the founder of Outofthe925.com and has been in the social media industry since 2017. Since then, his mission has been to help others take control of their online presence. For some, this has been earning an income online, while for others, it's teaching how to use social networks more effectively. And each year, he continues to help millions with strategy, troubleshooting, and inspiration.