How to Disable Youtube Shorts on Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of disabling YouTube Shorts on your Android device. YouTube Shorts is a feature that allows users to create and watch short-form videos on the platform. However, if you find yourself not using this feature or simply want to disable it, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Open the YouTube App

To begin, locate and tap on the YouTube app icon on your Android device’s home screen or app drawer. The YouTube app is represented by a red play button icon with a white triangle inside.

Step 2: Access Settings

Once you have opened the YouTube app, look for the profile icon in the top right corner of the screen. Tap on it to access your account settings.

Step 3: Navigate to Settings

In the account settings menu, scroll down until you find the “Settings” option. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 4: Find and Open “Shorts” Settings

In the settings menu, scroll down until you see an option called “Shorts.” Tap on it to open the YouTube Shorts settings.

Step 5: Disable YouTube Shorts

Finally, in the YouTube Shorts settings page, locate and toggle off the switch next to “Enable Shorts.” Once disabled, you will no longer see YouTube Shorts content in your feed or have access to create shorts videos.

  • Note:
    • If you change your mind later and want to re-enable YouTube Shorts, simply follow these steps again and toggle on the switch next to “Enable Shorts.”
    • The availability of this feature may vary depending on your device and the version of the YouTube app you are using.

That’s it! You have successfully disabled YouTube Shorts on your Android device. Now you can enjoy your YouTube experience without the shorts feature if it’s not something you’re interested in.


In this tutorial, we learned how to disable YouTube Shorts on an Android device. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily turn off this feature and customize your YouTube experience according to your preferences. Remember, if you change your mind in the future, you can always re-enable YouTube Shorts by following the same steps.

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