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How to remove the Twitch Prime loot notifications

Twitch has this big fat Twitch Prime icon with a crown in their top menu, and very regularly they add some notification in it about some “free” shit that people who pay a hefty subscription fee are entitled to in various boring games. I find that red notification pretty distracting, and the menu item itself is actually useless as I know I’ll never subscribe to this. So here is how to hide it.

Since I already use uBlock Origin, I will make good use of it for a trivial solution:
1) open the uBlock Origin settings (if you don’t have uBlock Origin, obviously start by installing it)
2) go to the “My filters” tab
3) add a line containing:
4) click “Apply changes” (or actually, “Ctrl + S” also works)

Et voilà, when you reload Twitch, the Prime menu item will be gone.

If for some reason you want to get rid of just the red icon (the red number) without removing the whole menu item, in step 3 change your line to: This way you can still easily check out the offers whenever you feel like it, but you won’t get pestered by the notification number every time something new is added.

While we are at it, if like me you only come by very occasionally, you probably noticed that you get a popup with chat rules every-single-time in every-bloody-channel. You can remove that nuisance too, by adding a filter for:

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  1. Tony says

    Thankyou, although I like the free games — its 99% loot rubbish!!

  2. Anthoni says

    Thank you so much! I had blocked it with uBlock Origin’s element picker mode, but the red badge came back about a month ago and I was unable to pick it again.

  3. Garth Gilmore says

    Oh, thank goodness! I had been getting entirely sick of seeing that little red circle, over and over again hawking Sub-needed loot for games I’d never heard of or intended to play. It’s gone. Little booger is GONE! <3 Thank you, good chummer!

    BTW, I had one suggestion to add to your steps to enter the Twitch-pill cancelling string in 'My Filters', specifically for UBlock Origin users who aren't familiar with the process: put an extra step of clicking on 'Open The Dashboard' (the little 'four-slider' icon, top right of the group of four icons) and then the 'My Filters' tab when you've done that. I had to remember the process myself, and I don't think it would be clear where 'My Filters' (the tab, I mean) is to every user UBlock Origin, especially if they're not used to going 'under the hood' like this.

  4. Jason says

    Still works in april 2020

  5. Iain says

    Shame this can’t be done for the app.

  6. Jo says

    Hell yeah brother 👍 I am so sick of amazon’s aggressive greediness as of late. I have Cancel amazon account in general. They really pissed me off with their unblockable ads and those notifications that can’t clear really trigger me.

    • patheticcockroach says

      Yeah it’s insane, they make billions of profits already, but still they do all they can to screw ad blockers…

  7. cognitiveAfflatus says

    still works! this was a lifesaver, thanks a ton!

  8. Kainius says

    Still work, thank god.

  9. Anima says

    Thank you for this!

  10. stevensky says

    many thanks dude

  11. randomguyfromtheinternet says

    thx, works fine

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  13. A says

    Update 2022 this do not work
    Any Fix to remove the popup with chat rules every-single-time in every-bloody-channel

    • patheticcockroach says

      Indeed. I just had a look, and now a rule like would hide that popup, but unfortunately the button to send a message is disabled anyway, so that’s not really good.
      I guess the 2 options now would be a TamperMoney / GreaseMonkey script, or using Chatty.

  14. Dan says

    Amazing! thank you for such useful trick !

  15. diamondyoshi33 says

    the Prime Subscription and Loot Reminder thing is not hidden by the new rule…

    • patheticcockroach says

      Hm, that’s strange I just checked and I’m still not seeing the Prime stuff…
      Could you maybe share a screenshot and point out what you see that you want gone, so that I’m sure I haven’t missed it?

  16. BadRobot says

    Worked perfectly for me to make the Loot notification disappear. 22 July 2023.

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      Well I’ve never done that, but I guess if you have an idea for some relevant content that’s original and well-written, why not. What did you have in mind?

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