More and More Movies are Available for Free on YouTube

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It’s no secret that YouTube is extremely popular. When thinking about watching videos online, it is one of the first- if not the first – names to come up. This Google-owned video-streaming platform is actually the second-largest website in the world. It’s next only to its parent company’s flagship product,

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What do you do when you want to relax? Some people sleep, others go to a spa, while others watch videos.

One of the best websites to visit if you are looking for video content is YouTube. It has almost all the things you could wish for. Films? There are films on the platform. Video game Let’s Play videos? YouTube has those too.

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Guide on How to Block a YouTube Channel

It’s a great time to be alive. You can use social media platforms not just to connect with people and share your love for something but also to earn money. And the money you can get from these platforms is not negligible. You can earn millions a year if you perform well.

However, there’s a problem that needs addressing. Toxicity is common on social media platforms. You will inevitably meet some trolls. 

These trolls may berate you in your comments section. Also, they may attack your other viewers through hate speech and disinformation. You may be forced to release an uncharacteristic video to respond when they do that. That may throw your audience and other people who stumble upon your channel off.

Guide on How to Block a YouTube Channel

Another thing they can do is encourage others to dislike your videos. While viewers can no longer see the dislike count, you can. And it can be disheartening to see that, of all metrics, go up. That’s bad for your mental health. Furthermore, that may push you to quit YouTubing. 

So, are you powerless against them? Not necessarily. You can use a feature to stop them from causing you trouble. Like in other social media platforms, you can block users on YouTube to stop giving them more YouTube views.

How Does The Block Feature on YouTube Work?

On other social media platforms, blocking a person disables them from seeing and contacting you. For example, on Facebook, blocked users can’t message you. Aside from that, they can’t see your profile, posts, and comments anywhere on Facebook. They also can’t send you a friend request.

Does the same thing happen on YouTube? Unfortunately, that’s not the case. If they are content creators, their videos may still appear in your feed and recommendations. Also, they can still see your videos. 

They can still comment on your videos too. However, their comments will not increase the comment count. More importantly, only they can see those comments. That stops them from attacking you or spreading hate in your comment section.

They can still react to your video by leaving a like or a dislike. The same thing goes for comments of other people on your videos.

Even though the blocking feature of YouTube is not as strong as that of Facebook, it is better than nothing.

How To Block YouTube Users on A Desktop

Launch the web browser of your choice, then open the YouTube website. Next, visit the channel you want to block. You can put their channel name in the YouTube search bar to get there. But if you can’t remember their channel name, you can check your comment section. Click their name to get to their channel.

Next, go to the About section in their channel. That tab will show you their channel description and when they joined YouTube. But that’s not important. What you want to look for is the flag-shaped Report User button. It is under the Stats section.

Guide on How to Block a YouTube Channel

Click that button to access a drop-down menu. You can select “Block User” then “Submit” to disallow them from commenting on your videos. Also, you can click on the “Report User” option to make YouTube review their account.

When reporting a user, always choose the appropriate option for best results. You can flag them for harassment/cyberbullying, impersonation, violent threats, child endangerment, hate speech, spam, and scams. Also, you can report them for having content with your private information on it.

YouTube monitors flag users 24/7 to determine whether they adhere to the Community Guidelines or need to be penalized. 

How To Block YouTube Users On the Android and iOS Apps

Blocking YouTube users on the YouTube smartphone apps is straightforward. Doing it would not take a minute.

Open the YouTube app on your smartphone. Then, visit the channel you want to block. Again, you can check your comment section if you can’t remember their channel name.

Then, click on the three dots at the top right corner of your screen. Choose “Block User” and confirm by choosing “Block.”

You can report the said user. Choose the appropriate category, then click “Next.” The next page will let you specify which are the abusive video/s that YouTube should check. You can do or skip that step. Next, add additional notes if you want to. And last, tap “Submit.”

Stopping YouTube Channels From Appearing in Your Homepage Recommendations

Unfortunately, there’s no way to make your content invisible to others and vice versa. However, you can stop a channel’s videos from appearing in your homepage recommendations. That way, you will only see their channels when you visit them or in search results.

Here’s how you can do that.


Open the YouTube website on a web browser and log into your account. If you are already there, click the Home button or the YouTube logo to go back to your home page. 

Find a video from the channel you want to block. Then, click on the three dots next to the title of that video. Note that it is not immediately visible. To make the three dots appear, hover your mouse over the title or thumbnail of the video.

Click “Don’t Recommend Channel,” which should do the trick.

Guide on How to Block a YouTube Channel

Android & iOS

Launch the YouTube app on your Android or iOS device. Then, find a video from the channel you don’t want to see on your Home recommendations. Unlike YouTube on a web browser, you can immediately see the three dots next to the video title. Tap “Don’t Recommend Channel,” and you are done.

Should You Block A YouTube User?

When you block a YouTube user, you disallow them from commenting on your videos. That means you are purposely reducing the engagement. However, it is still recommended that you do it.

For one, it is only one user you are blocking. And that one user is doing nothing but cause you trouble. For the sake of your mental health and your viewer’s safety, it is worth losing that one person’s comments. You can always gain more comments from people who are not trolls. 

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Batman Demonstrates Insanely Creative Use of YouTube Ads

YouTube Ads Start Casting Campaign for the Upcoming Premiere of The Batman

Batman has been using YouTube Ads to great effect lately, reaching a wide audience with his creative and engaging videos. His ads have been helping him raise awareness for his brand and promote his new products.

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How Does the World React When YouTube Suddenly Goes Down

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Several social media platforms are dedicated to providing entertainment. There is SoundCloud for music lovers. And then there is YouTube for people who want to watch videos.

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Social media has penetrated almost every aspect of life. They are useful as sources of news and information or as providers of entertainment. Also, they can now be used for shopping. But above all else, they are most known for communication. 

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Predictions: What Will Be The Social Media Marketing Trends In 2022

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Do you want to be ahead of your competitors? Indeed, you do. A thing you can do to ensure that happens is to plan for the year early. On top of planning your marketing strategies for the last quarter of 2021, you must look at what you should do in 2022. If you plan as early as now, you can create a significant gap between you and your competitors. While they are trying to catch up, you will already be driving lots of sales.

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Recap Of The YouTube Mobile App Revamp

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From Android 11 and iPhone 12, we can see how much mobile phones have evolved. They are essentially portable computers when before, they were used mainly for texts and calls. It would not be too farfetched to say that in 2021, the mobile phone’s primary purpose is to let people access the internet no matter where they go. There’s a reason why they are now called “smartphones.”

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Welcome YouTube’s New Foundry’s Class Of 2021

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