I want to hide bottom navigation bar (not system wide navigation bar) or at least make it act like Chrome toolbar which shows/hides itself on scroll. I am blank on this as I couldn't find anything on hiding Bottom Navigation bar, except through programmatically.

This is what I'm talking about.

IMG: Bottom Navigation bar

I'm using a rooted OnePlus 6 with stock Android 8.1 and Xposed Framework.

As for reason for wanting this: I'd prefer to have real screen estate show something dynamic from Youtube, as part of scrolling content. That bar is in my way of using view to its maximum size.

  • How about changing per app dpi using app settings Xposed so that you get more to see (which is your ultimate aim)? – beeshyams Sep 16 '18 at 11:24
  • @beeshyams That would kill the taste of the UI I'm accustomed to. My point is that I find that bar unnecessary and I want to get rid of it, no matter how large my screen size is or how dense I can make it. It kind of bothers me, it being sitting there, doing nothing useful for me. – Firelord Sep 16 '18 at 12:15
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    In which case, opening a request on Github /XDA to change it to 3 dots or add a setting to toggle may help – beeshyams Sep 16 '18 at 12:59

The Xposed module L Tweaks supports the feature of removing the bottom navigation bar of Youtube and several other apps.

  1. Install L Tweaks. After installing the module, open it, then click Google.


  2. Google apps are listed with features that L Tweaks can enable/disable. Go to the bottom to find Youtube. Enable Remove bottom bar


  3. Before opening Youtube, force stop it. Open Youtube, the bottom navigation bar will no longer be shown.


  4. To access Home, Trending, and other options, swipe from the left as you do for Google .Play


The module is also available in Google Play Store and has other features.

Note: The device must be rooted, and have Xposed framework installed to use the module correctly.

Disclaimer: I am not related to the app's developer; I am just a user.


Not possible. There isn't yet any applications or xposed modules that can do that. I also researched regarding this.

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    I clearly wrote in the bounty message that I'm looking for a detailed and a working answer This is neither detailed nor working for that matter. – Firelord Sep 15 '18 at 11:08

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