How do I whitelist a specific YouTube channel?

You can whitelist all of YouTube with two clicks. You can also choose to allow ads on just the channels you want to support.

You may not be able to skip ads on a whitelisted channel, depending on how the channel owner chooses to monetize their videos. If the channels you love have a lot of unskippable ads, it might be worth reaching out to the creators. Tell them you want to support them, but having to sit through so many ads is making their content unwatchable. They might be willing to reduce the number of ads in their videos. :)

Note: YouTube channel whitelisting doesn't work with Safari Content Blocking. That means if you use our Safari extension or the AdBlock for Safari app, you can't whitelist YouTube channels.

Allow ads everywhere on YouTube

  • On any page, click the AdBlock button and select Don't run on pages on this domain.

Allow ads only on specific YouTube channels

  1. Click the AdBlock button in the browser toolbar and select Options.
  2. On the GENERAL tab, select Allow whitelisting of specific YouTube channels. (Not seeing this?)
  3. Restart your browser. Don't skip this step!
  4. Visit a YouTube channel or a video in that channel.
  5. Click the AdBlock button and select Whitelist (name) channel(Not seeing this?)

If you change your mind, you can prevent ads from showing on a whitelisted channel. Just visit the channel page, click the AdBlock button, and select Enable AdBlock on this page.

Automatically whitelist all subscribed YouTube channels

If you use Microsoft Edge and Firefox, you can automatically whitelist every YouTube channel you've subscribed to. (We plan to add this feature to AdBlock for Chrome and Safari in a future release.)

  1. Click the AdBlock button in the browser toolbar and select Options.
  2. On the GENERAL tab, select Allow whitelisting of specific YouTube channels if it isn't already enabled.
  3. Restart your browser.
  4. Sign in to your YouTube account and visit
  5. Click the AdBlock button in the browser toolbar and select Whitelist all subscribed YouTube channels.

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