How to Block YouTube Channels or Remove Recommended Channels

Are you sick of irrelevant YouTube Recommendations or recommended YouTube channels for you? Learn how to remove recommended channels or block YouTube recommendations.

We all love to watch videos on YouTube. There is a plethora of web series available on YouTube produced by different YouTube Channels targeting multiple audiences which help you in relaxing and getting entertained all day long.

So one day on a relaxing Sunday, you were browsing YouTube and saw a new video uploaded by any channel and you plan to watch it. You liked the first video and planned to watch the next one.

We all know if we are watching videos on YouTube from a particular channel, the new videos or popular videos of that particular channel will show up in your YouTube recommended channel for you section even if you have not subscribed to the channel.

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There is nothing wrong with this Recommendation as YouTube is just thinking that you liked the videos of that YouTube channel and might be interesting in other content which is produced by that channel but it might be annoying for some users.

If you are also one of them who don’t want to see the videos of any specific channel in your recommended videos list then you can block YouTube channels.

Yes, you heard absolutely correct! You can easily block certain YouTube channels and remove recommended channels if you are not interested in watching videos from that channel. Once you have blocked YouTube channels, you won’t be seeing any video of that channel on the home screen of your YouTube account.

Now, you might be wondering how to block YouTube channels or how to remove YouTube recommendations? By default, you can click on 3 vertical dots located under any video and select Remove from the options which will remove that particular video but if you want to block a YouTube channel, you need to follow a different procedure.

How to Block Recommendation from YouTube Channels

There are two simplest methods (remove recommended channels from YouTube’s homepage and block YouTube channels permanently) which you can apply to block certain channels on YouTube.

You can follow any method as both these methods will help you to block recommendation from YouTube channels. Here’s how:

Method 1: Block YouTube Recommendations

This is the first method which will help you to remove recommended channels. You won’t be able to block YouTube videos permanently using this method but the suggested channels from your YouTube’s homepage will be removed.

In order to block YouTube recommendations, follow these below explained steps:

Step (1): First of all, open the YouTube Channel which you wish to remove from your YouTube recommendations list.

Step (2): Next, you have to go to the “About” page of that channel.

Step (3): You will see a drop-down menu just before the Send message box. From this menu, you have to select the “block user” option.

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Step (4): So, just click on the Block user option and then confirm changes by clicking on the “Submit” button. That’s it!

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Once done, you won’t be seeing recommended videos anymore from that YouTube channel. However, you can still search for the videos which are uploaded by that channel using the search bar.

Thus, you can see how simple is to remove recommended channels for you or block recommendation from YouTube channels.

Method 2: Block YouTube Channels Permanently

The first method will help you in blocking a YouTube channel temporarily. If you want to block YouTube channel permanently, you can follow this method. This method is ideal for Google Chrome users as we are going to use a Google Chrome Extension to permanently block recommendation from YouTube channels.

Here’s how to block YouTube channels permanently using Video Blocker Chrome extension:

Step (1): At first, open Google Chrome web browser on your computer and download an extension called Video Blocker. You can download this extension for free from Chrome Web Store.

Video Blocker is a very simple web browser extension that allows you to hide annoying videos on YouTube from any channel you want. This extension is really profitable for you if you want to hide videos from multiple YouTube channels that you don’t like.

Step (2): Once you have installed the Video Blocker extension, open YouTube and right-click on any video from the particular channel you want to block and select “Block Videos from this channel” option.

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Step (3): You can also copy the link of the YouTube video or YouTube channel which you wish to block.

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There are other advanced options as well in this extension which allow you to block videos based on the keywords.

All the YouTube videos or YouTube channel which you will block using this method (Video Blocker) will get blacklisted. In this way, you can easily block the videos or channels which you don’t wish to see in YouTube Recommended for you section.


We hope now you are able to easily block recommendation from YouTube channels after following this guide. If you are having any doubts or are not able to block a YouTube channel, you can get in touch with us using our comments section below.

Also, please feel free to let us know if you know any better way to remove YouTube recommendations and block YouTube channels permanently.

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2 thoughts on “How to Block YouTube Channels or Remove Recommended Channels”

  1. The instructions to block a user don’t work. When I go to a channel and select “About”, what I see does not match the example in any way. There is no “send message” button, there is no ‘flag’ icon, and there does not appear to be any way to block a user: at least, not anymore.

    Can you post instructions on how to block a user that works with the current version of Youtube?

    • Hi Bart Z. Lederman,

      In the latest interface of YouTube, you will be able to see only a Flag icon just below the total views. So, simply click on the Flag icon and then select the “Block user” option.

      Finally, click on the “Submit” button to confirm the changes.

      I hope, you will be able to do it now.

      Thanks !!

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