How to Remove “Articles for You” in Chrome on Android
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When you open a new Chrome tab on your phone, in addition to recent bookmarks, you’re offered up a list of suggested articles. If you prefer a distraction free new Chrome tab, you can enable a collapsible feature to hide those suggestions, or you can remove them altogether.

How to Enable Collapsible Suggestions in Chrome

When you open a new Chrome tab on your Android phone, you’ll see a list of ten suggested articles.  If you don’t want these suggestions front and center, but still want to be able look at them every now and then, you can enable a collapsible feature.

  1. Open Chrome on your phone and copy this URL: chrome://flags/#enable-ntp-article-suggestions-expandable-header
  2. Paste into the Chrome address bar and hit Enter. (Alternatively, you can can go to chrome://flags and type ntp-article-suggestions in the search bar.)
  3. Under Show article suggestions expander header on New Tab page make sure that the feature is Enabled.
  4. Tap Relaunch Now to restart Chrome so the feature can take effect.

How to Remove “Articles for You” in Chrome

If you prefer, you can use a different setting to completely remove the Articles for You suggestions.

  1. Open Chrome on your phone and copy this URL: chrome://flags/#enable-ntp-remote-suggestions
  2. Paste into Chrome’s address bar and hit Enter. (Alternatively you can go to chrome://flags and type ntp-remote-suggestions in the search bar.)
  3. Under Show server-side suggestions on the New Tab page select Disabled.
  4. Tap Relaunch Now to restart Chrome so the feature can take effect.

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  1. Joe
    December 18, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    This worked perfectly to remove the extremely annoying suggested content search bar from my browser
    MotoX 4
    Thank you!!!!!!

  2. Lyndal
    August 5, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Thank you; the suggestions were driving me crazy!

  3. Elsha
    June 24, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    Finally! These stupid articles were driving me nuts. Your cut and paste option worked. For anyone who tries this method, re-launches chrome, and still sees articles, don't get discouraged (or pissed off like I was). There is a small arrow on the right of the articles. Simply click the arrow and the articles are removed/hidden forever! Thanks again!

  4. John Smith
    June 22, 2018 at 1:54 am

    Does not work unfortunately in latest builds.
    After relaunch, I still see the google articles in Chrome for Android.
    In fact, even if I choose "Not interested in any stories from" and choose any source, something like CNN, VOX, I still see articles from them on the next launch.

    • Peter Nelson
      November 1, 2018 at 2:57 pm

      Ditto. Doesn't work. Samsung S9+. Android 8.0.0.

  5. Doug
    June 19, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    How can one remove the same thing in the Firefox browser - especially on Google News?