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How to Disable YouTube Try the YouTube Kids App Popup
Aug 20, 2019Web and InternetComments (5)
Here's a simple way to hide the YouTube "Try the YouTube Kids App" popup that shows up on the main screen. Please note that this may also block other types of popups that YouTube uses.

Note: After further testing it looks like this filter now blocks the new popup menu used for your account (when clicking your profile icon in the top-right). Not sure how to get around that yet.

YouTube Popup Try The Kids App

Get an Ad Blocker

To block the popup, you'll need an ad blocker extension or plug-in for your browser. If you don't already have one, you can get one from your browser's extension/plug-in page. I recommend µBlock Origin for either Chrome or Firefox. Any one that supports the AdBlock Plus filter syntax will work.

Adding a Custom Filter

Once you have the ad blocker installed, you'll need to add two lines to the custom filter section. You can do this in the "My filters" section of uBlock, which can be found depending on your browser at:

More Tools > Extensions > uBlock Origin Options > My filters

Add-ons > Extensions > uBlock Origin Options > Show Dashboard > My filters

Add this filter on its own line (copy and paste it) and then hit "Apply changes":
You shouldn't need to restart your browser.

Reverting Back

If you want to revert back to allowing YouTube live chat, you'll just have to remove the filter from your custom filters.
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Carr's   Oct 28, 2021
ben   Feb 25, 2021
not working...
Ashley Stecc   Jan 22, 2020
Messages shouldn't be disabled for these types of clipons marketed toward the kiddies unless it's Pinkfong.
JB   Aug 26, 2019
Ooooops!! Spoke too soon...This also disables You Tube notifications button.
JB   Aug 25, 2019
Works gtreat. Thanks!