I use YouTube all the time — so much in fact that I decided to join the YouTube Premium bandwagon to take advantage of an ad-free viewing experience and background playback via the iOS app.
But even as a YouTube Premium user, I’m still plagued by YouTube’s uncanny attempt to lure me into the platform’s black hole by way of suggested video thumbnails at the end of every video I watch.
Whether you’re a free or Premium YouTube user, you might not like being bombarded by these suggested video thumbnails, and that’s one reason why a new and free jailbreak tweak called YTDisableUglySuggestions by iOS developer @CrazyMind90 may seem appealing.
Just as the tweak’s name suggests, and as depicted in the before and after screenshot examples above, YTDisableUglySuggestions removes the unsightly suggested video thumbnails from the YouTube app’s viewing experience near the end of the video.
YTDisableUglySuggestions benefits users in a number of different ways. Not only does it remove obstructions from the video frame at the end of every video, but it also helps prevent you from being sucked into the proverbial YouTube black hole that everyone talks about — one moment you’re watching a video about outer space, and soon enough you’re watching videos about cats. The struggle is indeed real.
YTDisableUglySuggestions doesn’t come with any options to configure and requires use of the official YouTube app on a jailbroken device. Those interested in giving the tweak a try can download it for free from the BigBoss repository via their favorite package manager.
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