Watching a movie on YouTube becomes annoying when several ads pop-up in between and make the whole fun droop. Either you can skip the ads after 5 or 10 seconds, or you have to wait till the ad gets finished on its own. Uploaders generally embed multiple ads inside their YouTube videos to generate more revenue through their content.

Does that Video has Multiple Ads embedded?

How will you recognize whether the video you are going to watch contains multiple ads inside it or not? A YouTube video having multiple ads will have numerous tiny yellow patches embedded on the seek bar situated at regular intervals as shown.

An image snippet showing the embedded yellow patches on the seek bar of YouTube depicting multiple ads.
A YouTube Video containing multiple ads

How to Skip Multiple Ads of a YouTube Video at once

All you need to do is drag the seeker (small red ball) to the end of the video crossing that last embedded yellow patch. As the video ends, click on replay and those diminutive yellow patches will disappear meaning you have skipped all those disturbing ads.

An image snippet showing the embedded yellow patches on the seek bar of YouTube depicting multiple ads. The seek bar is dragged to the end.

This trick will be most useful at the time when you are watching a movie on YouTube sitting at a substantial distance from your computer. You don’t need to reach near your desktop every time an ad appears in between.

Special Note for Mobile Users

If you are on a mobile phone and watching videos on the YouTube app, sometimes the ads won’t disappear in the first try. In that case, apply the same rule again for 2 or 3 times.

Unfortunately, there is no way to skip the small pop-up ads that appear at the bottom occasionally. But, you can neglect them as they disappear automatically after a few seconds.

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