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How to block YouTube videos playing within the WhatsApp app

  • 31 December 2020
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Hello. I do not allow my child to watch YouTube videos unsupervised and thus have YouTube website and app blocked in Safe Kids. HOWEVER, my child discovered that she can watch YouTube videos WITHIN the WhatsApp app (Android) if someone sends her a link (or she sends herself a link). I want her to be able to continue using WhatsApp, but to NOT allow any YouTube videos. Is there a way to block YouTube videos playing within the WhatsApp app? Thank you.


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Hello  @JR69

Welcome!

Unfortunately no, there’s no way to block YouTube videos playing within the WhatsApp app. 

Accessing other apps, links, via Whatsap, is known issue, has been in hand with Kaspersky experts, for long time, they’ve yet to come up with a solution. 

Thank you:pray_tone3:

Flood:whale: +:whale2:

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Thank you so much for the fast reply!

Can't do that?

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Can't do that?

Hello @Davemontgomery

Welcome!

  1. Can't do what

Thank you:pray_tone3:

Flood:whale: +:whale2:

can’t block YouTube

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Hello @Davemontgomery

There’s no way to block YouTube videos playing within / piggybacking on another app, for example, the WhatsApp app. 

Accessing other apps, links, via Whatsapp, is known issue, has been in hand with Kaspersky experts, for long time = 14+ months, they’ve yet to come up with a solution. 

Thank you:pray_tone3:

Flood:whale: +:whale2:

thank you

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