I don’t want notifications

Are you having any of these common issues?

  • I am receiving notifications from channels and recommendations I am not subscribed to.
  • I don't want to receive notifications from my subscribed channels.
  • I used to not receive notifications and now I do.
  • I don't want push notifications but they show up on the YouTube app or my computer.
  • I don't want any notifications, period. 
  • I don't want notifications from my Chrome browser (computer only).
  • I don't want email notifications (computer only).

For help, check the settings below.

Check the account you're signed in to

  1. Go to the Account icon .
  2. Click Switch account.
  3. You'll see which account you're signed in to. If it's not the one with the notification settings you've set, click the account you'd like to sign in to, or to sign in to a different account, click Add account.

Check your account settings

  1. Go to the Account icon .
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Tap Notifications.
  4. Toggle notification options to Off.
    • Recommended videos: Get notifications about recommendations based on what you watch.
    • Subscriptions: Choose whether you want to receive notifications from channels you’re subscribed to.
    • Activity on my channel or other channels: Get notifications about comments and other activity on your channel or videos.
    • Activity or replies to your comments: Get notifications about replies to your comments.
    • Scheduled Digest: Get notifications as a daily digest.

Check your channel settings

  1. Go to the channel for which you no longer want to receive notifications.
  2. Click the bell next to the Subscribe button  and then click “Unsubscribe."

Check that the bell is off, but remember that you may still get occasional highlights. If you don't want highlights either:

  1. Go to your Account icon .
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Tap Notifications.
  4. Toggle Recommended videos to Off.

Check your device settings

  1. Open the Android Settings app Settings.
  2. Tap Notifications .
  3. Uncheck the box next to Receive notifications.
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