Put a period and remove all ads from Youtube videos

YouTube is one the most used video-sharing platform and recently a web developer found a bug or you can say a trick using which you can watch any YouTube without ads. Not only this it can also bypass some of the paywalls for publications.

On Reddit you can read the full post, If you add an extra period after the dot com in YouTube video URL, as seen below, you’ll find that YouTube’s pre-video ads generally no longer play. This is not only with YouTube only but this also works with YouTube Music web app and even on other websites serving ads on their platform.

For example,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuB8VUICGqc // will occasionally show ads

https://www.youtube.com./watch?v=DuB8VUICGqc // will not show ads

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

This works for me as described by this Redditor “unicorn4sale” and I tested this on my incognito tab. The results were really shocking for me as I wasn’t expecting this error from Tech giant like Google obviously 🙂 but we have no doubt that Google will find a way to resolve this ad removal issue at least for YouTube within the next few days, especially as the trick’s popularity increases.

Ads are everywhere in today’s digital world but what if you could disable them all this easily? Probably. Useful? Maybe. There are other options are also available into the marketplace to remove YouTube video ads with Chrome extensions.

Ads-free YouTube (YouTube Vanced)

Adding to this, if you want no ads on YouTube Android app then you can download YouTube vanced on your device. All downloading and installing instructions are given on their website.There are two different versions of YouTube vanced, one for Rooted device and other one is for Non-Rooted Devices.

youtube vanced gadacts

As this fact is not widely known, many web developers do not account for it, leading to particularly interesting results. For more exciting tech updates stay tuned with Gadacts and follow us on Social media platforms…

Creator of Gadacts and undergrad CS student with interest in web development, UI designing and photography. Sharing my knowledge on Gadacts 🙂

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