Want To Block A YouTube Channel? Here Are Different Ways To Do It.





The Internet is an amazing platform where you can meet new people, watch videos from anywhere around this world and at the same time it can turn out to be the most unwanted thing in this world. Similarly, with a plethora of YouTube channels opened, many videos are not appropriate for kids or might have some content engaging in violence and illegal activities. In that you might need to block a YouTube channel.

Apart from this, there are many users on YouTube that use it to watch videos rather than making them. Some might be supporting your channel while others might feel disdain towards it and take it out, they put nasty comments under your video which not only maligns your rapport with your YouTube community and fans but also harms your reach. It might make your YouTube video extremely controversial, even though it might not be, or it can lead to YouTube deleting your video. 

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In both the above cases, blocking YouTube channels is necessary and the last resort to stop engaging with the certain channel you do not agree with. There are many ways to block a YouTube channel, depending on which device you are using and viewing YouTube videos.

Let us get to the ways on how to block a YouTube channel.

How To Block A YouTube Channel: Commenting On Your Videos

Let us get started with the basic yet most needed guide. People tend to say bad things and throw profanities behind the internet rather than they would do in real life. Nevertheless, let us learn how to block a YouTube user to stop commenting on your YouTube videos.

There are two ways of blocking: 

  1. One is through the web browser.
  2. The other is through mobile devices.
  • On the web browser

If you want to block a user on YouTube through your web browser, then:

  1. In the search bar on the top of the page, search for that user/channel or if you see them on your comments or anywhere on the YouTube page, click on their display picture which will take you to their profile/channel homepage.
  2. Go on the ‘About’ option that is displayed with an array of options.
  3. Click on the grey flag icon under the ‘About’ option.
  4. A pop-up menu will appear on the page that will have a list of options. Click on the ‘Block User’ option.
  5. A warning and a confirmation message will appear on the feed, click on the ‘Submit’ option.

Now, this user cannot comment on your videos as it has lost access to your channel. To unblock, repeat the same process.

  • On your mobile

It is easy to block a YouTube channel on your mobile phone too. Let us see how!

  1. Open the YouTube app on your iPhone or Android phone.
  2. Search for the channel or click on the profile picture.
  3. On the user’s homepage will appear the array of options on the top of the page, click on the three dots on the extreme right corner of the page.
  4. A pop menu appears with a list of options, click on ‘Block user.’

And the user is blocked. Repeat a similar process to unblock the user if you want to. These were the two ways on how to block a YouTube channel or the user from the web browser or the mobile device.

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Block A YouTube Channel From Appearing On Your YouTube Feed

Another way to block a YouTube channel is to restrict its content from appearing on your feed if you have lost interest in it. Order to block a YouTube channel from appearing on your feed can be done in two ways:

  1. Blocking from your web browser
  2. Blocking from your mobile phone
  • To block a YouTube channel from a web browser

On your desktop, laptop or PC:

  1. Open YouTube one any web browser with your id logged in.
  2. Navigate your homepage where it shows the list of recommended YouTube videos.
  3. Now if you find any video that you dislike, there are three dots on the right side underneath the video thumbnail.
  4. Click on it and there will appear the pop-up menu.
  5. Click on ‘Not interested’ if you do not wish to see similar videos from any channel. This will not block the videos from that particular channel.
  6. Click on ‘Don’t recommend channel’ if you want to block the channel completely.

Once this action is completed, that particular YouTube channel disappears from your homepage.

  • Blocking on mobile phones

Now if you wish to do the same on your mobile device then follow these steps:

  1. Open the YouTube application on the phone.
  2. Click on the three dots beneath the video thumbnail
  3. Select either of the options: ‘Not interested’ or ‘don’t recommend the channel’ and it will no longer appear in the suggestions.

These were the different ways to block a YouTube channel via two methods on two devices. Navigate and explore more on the internet to learn how it functions. 

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