How to Disable ‘Articles for You’ on Chrome Android: Updated for Chrome 58 latest version

Disable Articles on chrome
Disable ‘articles for you’ on chrome

Tips to disable “articles for you” on Chrome. Get rid of recommended articles by Google on your chrome browser tab for android.

This article has been updated, now works even for latest Chrome version 58 and above

Google chrome update 54 brings new feature for New Tab Screen. You will see the recent tab and bookmarks buttons are no longer there on the bottom, instead Google fills it with suggested “articles for you”.

Not many users like this new changes. Based on the comments on the review, users complained and wonder how to remove these articles on their Chrome.

Disable ‘Articles for You’ on Chrome 58 (Latest Version)

Fortunately, there is an simple way to remove this feature. You can disable the suggested articles on your latest version chrome browser with this few steps

For Google Chrome 58 and above:

  1. Enter this URL on your Chrome address bar chrome://flags/#enable-ntp-remote-suggestions

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    Enter chrome://flags/#enable-ntp-remote-suggestions on address bar
  2. Now change the “Default” value to “Disabled”

    Disable Articles on chrome 58-img2
    Change default value to “Disabled”
  3. Lastly, restart your Chrome

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    Restart your Chrome

Additional tips

Disable ‘Articles for You’ on Chrome 57 and below (Older Version)

  1. Enter this URLs on your chrome address bar
  2. You will be brought to Chrome flag. on the highlighted drop-down menu, tap then select ‘Disabled
    Disable Articles on chrome-Default
    This is the defaullt setting

    Disable Articles on chrome-Disabled
    Tap on the drop down and select ‘Disabled’
  3. Do the same for snippets
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    Default setting for snippets

    Disable Articles on chrome-Disabled2
    Tap dropdown menu then select ‘Disabled’
  4. Next, relaunch Chrome. The “Articles for you” should be no longer on your tab or home screen.

See also: How to remove Google News Feed on Android

This feature is automatically enabled after update, so you have to do the same step to disable it. This tips should works fine, till the google does some new changes on it.

If you want to revert, or enable the suggested article again, tap ‘Enabled’ or ‘Default’. Hope this helps you, don’t forget to share

55 thoughts on “How to Disable ‘Articles for You’ on Chrome Android: Updated for Chrome 58 latest version

  1. This is no longer a viable option. Google changed it with the most recent update and currently can’t be disabled.

    1. You are right, (#enable-ntp-snippets) option is no longer on the Chrome Dev 58 (latest update). Seems this tips only relevant for Chrome below Dev 58

  2. Why do we have to jump thru all these hoops to disable unwanted content?
    Owning a smartphone used to be fun now it’s such a chore. Esp if you spend most of your time deleting unwanted content.

  3. Misleading update for v58; you can’t restore bookmarks and recent tabs.

    Please change the image used at the top of the page.

    Reverting to Chrome 57.

  4. Thanks a lot for the updated version but on my version (58.0.3029.83) this only disables reccomended articles, but does not bring back the link to my favorites on the bottom of a new tab…

  5. THANK YOU! This is the second time I’ve had to come to your page for help with this particular issue. I appreciate that you update this article as updates occur through Google.

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