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How to unsubscribe from a YouTube channel

A healthy YouTube feed is awesome. It keeps your constantly entertained and informed with regular videos from your favorite personalities, and if you tune it just right can feel like a DVR of everything you love with you at all times. Not every YouTube channel is a winner, though, which means sometimes you need to remove a few channels from your list to keep that feed just the way you like it.

Good news: YouTube lets you unsubscribe from any channel no matter where you are. Even better news: it's really easy to do.

Want to learn how to subscribe to a channel? We have a guide for that!

Unsubscribing from your phone

If you're on the YouTube app on your phone and want to unsubscribe from a channel, all you need to do is find the home page of that channel in the app an tap the same button you tap to subscribe. The easiest way to get there is:

  1. Open the YouTube app.
  2. Tap the Search icon in the top right and type in the name of the channel or personality.
  3. Tap the grey button labeled "Subscribed" on the channel home page.
  4. Answer the YouTube prompt confirming you want to unsubscribe from this channel.

Once that channel has been unsubscribed, you will see the grey bar turn to red. All of the videos from that YouTube personality will now be removed from your feed.

Unsubscribing from the web

If you're at your computer instead of on your phone, you can also unsubscribe from YouTube videos with relative ease.

  1. Head to YouTube in your browser.
  2. Click the search bar at the top of the page and enter the name of the channel you want to find.
  3. Click on the grey button labeled "Subscribed" on the right-hand side of the channel home page.
  4. Answer the YouTube prompt confirming you want to unsubscribe from this channel

Once you have confirmed you want to unsubscribe, you will see that button change from grey to red. After this, you will no longer see that channel in your feed.

This is a quick and easy process that everyone can do no matter where they are, which is great. There's also nothing stopping you from re-subscribing to a channel in the future, so be sure to keep this guide in mind for any channels you may want to remove!

Check out more tips in our Ultimate Guide to YouTube!

Russell is a Contributing Editor at Android Central. He's a former server admin who has been using Android since the HTC G1, and quite literally wrote the book on Android tablets. You can usually find him chasing the next tech trend, much to the pain of his wallet. Find him on Facebook and Twitter

12 Comments
  • lol that's subtle
  • It's a little messed up that the author of this story points out Logan Paul. I don't follow Logan, but I read everything going on in the news. People make mistakes. It was very sick. Very unfortunate, and he should thought about it more before it being posted. But I just looked at his page and it has more followers now than the headline picture. No need for the shot. Take shots at trump and not poor youtuber with 15 mil followers. I expect better from android central.
  • A poor YouTuber with 15 mill subscribers? This D-Bag Logan has a lot of power with his ability to reach millions of young kids and should maybe think about the people dealing with mental illness before hitting upload. This wasn't a live stream.. this was premeditated. He 100% knew what he was doing when he made that thumbnail and hit upload. There's nothing poor about Logan, but his judgement. Poor Logan. Lol
  • How about the poor guys family that may (will) come across this logang vid. Dumb Mavericks
  • Your absolutely right! 100 percent. It was sick. No argument from me. My point is, why is android central posting this is an example?. Was the shot necessary enough to be headline caption. I go to the site for android and all electronic news.
  • Actions have consequences, he deserves the backlash he's getting. It will blow over and he'll be fine, this won't have any lasting impact on his success, but maybe he might learn something (unlikely). He definitely doesn't need defenders
  • He filmed it,
    He edited it,
    He uploaded it.
    That wasn't an effing mistake.
  • It was, at best, like fifty consecutive mistakes.
  • The guy is a fool
    He needs more shots taken at him.
    Waste of space
  • Lol @ the comments. If anything this supposed controversy gave him free ad publicity as am sure there are many others like me who have never heard of "Logan" til the media got wind of it
  • What did he do?
  • He took a trip to Japan, and did many things in poor taste, most egregious being that he visited Aokigahara, a forest on the slopes of Mt. Fuji in Japan also known as the “suicide forest,” and while there, filmed a body that he found hanging from a tree, and posted the video. People are upset by it because it wasn't him live streaming. He took the time to review and edit the video before posting. Ample time to get the thought that maybe it just wasn't appropriate.