Want to remove ads in YouTube? just add an dot in the URL


Just adding a dot (.) in the YouTube URL removes ads popping in the videos

Bored with the in-stream ads while watching a YouTube video? Well, here is a trick that can block these ads without using any third-party apps or any extensions. A Redditor has found a trick that can stop all the ads popping on the platform. The ad-free version of the youtube comes in its premium mode that costs you $11.99/month in the US and ₹129.00/month in India.

On the Android and Apple Smartphones YouTube app, the URL cannot be edited therefore on the mobile app the trick does not work. However, you can use YouTube on the mobile browser to remove these ads. The mobile version of the browser does not support the trick, so if you want this to work on mobile browsers, use the “Request Desktop Site” feature.

How to remove ads from YouTube videos?

For example

https://www.youtube.com/xxxxxxx/ – This is the original URL while watching the YouTube video with ads

As we said before adding a dot (.) in the URL will remove ads, so here is how it works. Just add a dot (.) after “youtube.com” as shown below:


It’s a commonly forgotten edge case, websites forget to normalize the hostname, the content is still served, but there’s no hostname match on the browser so no cookies and broken CORS – and lots of bigger sites use a different domain to serve ads/media with a whitelist that doesn’t contain the extra dot

said the redditor

Done!!! this is how you can remove ads from YouTube without using any third-party software or extensions. Adding an extra period to the URL sort of “breaks” the page in a way that displays the main content of the page but removes YouTube ads and cookies too.

This is how you can remove adds from YouTube using a simple trick without paying. But keep in mind the in-stream ads are the way of income of the YouTubers and it can make a difference in their earning. For more news on Tech and Cybersecurity subscribe to our newsletter from here


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