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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: Turn off notifications about recommendations based on what you watch.
    • Subscription highlights: Turn off occasional notifications about updates across all of your subscriptions. 
    • Notify me via: Choose which subscription notifications to remove (e.g. mobile device or email).
    • Activity on your channel: Turn off notifications about comments and other activity on your channel or videos.
    • Replies to your comments: Turn off notifications about replies to your comments.
    • Shared videos: Turn off notifications when others share videos with you or reply to your shared videos.

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 . When your notifications are off, the bell will be white .

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 Subscriptions highlights to Off.

Check your device settings

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