Watching or looking at ads is a part of the internet, whether you like it or not as it helps the platform to monetize from these ads. However, you might not always want to see a 15-second ad before that YouTube video. Well, there’s a simple trick that you can use to automatically skip the ads, at least until YouTube patches this bug.
On Reddit, someone has posted a simple way of watching YouTube videos in a web browser without any ads. You can view any video on the platform without ads, you just have to put an extra period after the dot com (www.youtube.com./video-link) in the YouTube link.
We personally checked this trick and it worked for us at the time of writing this post. In addition to skipping the pre-roll ads, it also eliminates mid-roll interruptions for videos as well. By the time you’ve copied, pasted, and altered the video URL, you still need to wait for a few seconds to get the Skip Ads button on your screen.
With over 4,000 upvotes on Reddit, it’s likely that YouTube already knows people have caught wind of this loophole. So, this trick will be patched sooner rather than later.
However, it must be noted that ad revenue partially helps your favorite creators to continue their work. Ad blockers and this trick take away those resources. The “proper” way of no longer seeing ads is to subscribe to YouTube Premium. YouTube is already giving you a free one-month trial of YouTube Premium which you can claim to view videos for a full month without any ads.
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