Frequently Asked Questions
How do I access the ImprovedTube Options?
To access the ImprovedTube options, visit YouTube and
in the address bar (to the right) the ImprovedTube
icon appears. Clicking this icon will bring up the
options popup. If you don't see this icon or you
previously chose to hide the Browser Icon, you can
access the settings through the Chrome Extensions
page. Navigation to
chrome://extensions or go
to Extensions from the Settings page and then under
ImprovedTube is a link to
How to trust an (this) extension?
Improvedtube was tested and appreciated millions of times since 2012. Our mission and focus are to save your time and increase your happiness. Thats enough. Unlike others, Improvedtube is available without unnecessary permissions. (When an extension runs locally, without uploading data, then it can't "spy" on users automatically, even if it got the permissions "Access all sites" or to access all browsing History. However this is often considered suspicious because it's unspecific and rarely a requirment. And uploading data itself / "content security policy" is not yet indicated as a permission by Google Chrome Browser (as of 2020). So, watching the manifest.json file, you won't know.) (Early versions of the ImprovedTube extension (before Github) are archived at: Previous versions Early versions of our site are archived at: web.archive.org "wayback machine"
Why does the extension need access to all YouTube sites and ImprovedTube.com?
With our latest update, we now support YouTube Gaming
along with the normal YouTube site. That is why the
extension now says it needs access to "All" YouTube
As for ImprovedTube.com, we need to verify
that users who have purchased our extension are using
valid product keys. We also have it so when you
contact support very basic, non personal information
is also sent so we can fix issues quickly without
having users go through extra steps to send us this
Why does ImprovedTube cost money for extra features?
We charge a small one time fee to unlock additional features for ImprovedTube. All the features that were previously free will continue to be free. With this fee we are able to focus more of our effort into creating new features, fixing bugs and answering e-mails. We love ImprovedTube and want to keep working on it, and now we can.
I found an issue with ImprovedTube, what should I do?
If you find a problem, please contact us with as much detail about the issue you can. We look into all bugs and problems that are reported. Please also include your real e-mail address so we can contact you if we need additional information about the problem.