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Disable YouTube Comments while using Chrome

Are you tired of the comments at YouTube being full of profanity or irritating to look at? Now you can watch videos minus the comments with the No YouTube Comments extension for Google Chrome.


Sometimes reading through the comments at YouTube can be interesting or even fun but at other times they can be a bother to you. It all depends on the contents of the comments (i.e. lots of profanity) and what you would like to have visible while watching videos.



Once you have installed the extension all that you will need to do is refresh the page (if you were already watching a video). As you can see any and all signs of the comments section is gone. All nice and clean now…



If you love to check out your favorite videos on YouTube but are annoyed by the multitude of meaningless and profane comments, this extension for Chrome gets the job done.


Download the No YouTube Comments extension (Google Chrome Extensions)

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 03/17/10

Comments (6)

  1. Steven

    I’m really thankful for this. You know, I’m not sure what I hate more, the comments or that I must always look at them! I read the arguments back and forth. Haha. I don’t know. It’s been a bad habit I guess. But now those days are over! Thank you.

  2. Greg Martin

    Can’t you just turn on Safety mode?

  3. Alec S.

    Yup, the YouTube comments are quite notorious for being horribly useless. As if it weren’t bad enough that they are riddled with illiterate nonsense, but for some reason those fools find it necessary to bad mouth videos that they don’t even have any business watching (eg some pricks will leave nasty comments on instructional videos that don’t apply to them at all).

    If the extension allowed you to easily toggle the comments, then it would be more convenient than turning safety mode on and off because sometimes you *do* want to read or leave a comment for a video.

  4. nate_rio

    In Firefox I use Adblock Plus: Element Hiding Helper to do the same thing an. It gets rid of anything and everything that bugs me on the internets!! I can’t imagine Adblock Plus without it now that I’ve grown used to it. I use AutoPager and Element Hiding Helper helps me clean up pages real nice :)

  5. john

    For the 95 percent of the rest of the Internet population who doesn’t use Chrome; there is also Bing Videos. Thats what I use; only the video is streamed so no comments!!

  6. Dashcroft

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! You have no idea how much appreciate this little extension.

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