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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 notification settings

  1. Go to the Account icon .
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Under "Account settings," click Notifications.
  4. Under "Channel subscriptions," uncheck the box next to "Occasionally notify me of new videos and activity from my subscriptions."
  5. Under "Comments & Activity," uncheck the box next to "Activity on my videos or channel" or "Activity on my comments on others' videos."

Check your subscriptions

  1. In the vertical Guide menu on the left of the Home page, click Subscriptions.
  2. Click the name of a channel you'd like to change notifications for.
  3. Make sure that the bell isn't toggled on.

Check your Chrome settings

You can turn off YouTube notifications when using Google Chrome browser.

  1. Go to the Account icon .
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Under "Account settings," click Notifications.
  4. Under "Desktop notifications," click the button next to Chrome to turn notifications off.

​If you've taken all of these steps and you're still having problems, let us know by submitting feedback.

Check your email settings

If you would like to opt out of email notifications, check if you have notifications enabled for your email.
  1. Go to the Account icon .
  2. Click Settings. 
  3. Under "Account settings," click Notifications.
  4. Select "Only send me required service announcement emails."
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