It is common for YouTube to test and roll out new features from time to time. Recent platform tests included delivering AI-generated video summaries and enabling you to make YouTube Shorts from comments. Also, the viewing history on YouTube has undergone some adjustments. For more information, keep reading.
Changes In Recommendations On YouTube
Google has officially said that as of right now, if your watch history has been turned off, YouTube will no longer recommend relevant films and material to you. This announcement was made via the YouTube Help website. This implies that if you disable watch history, the videos that show up on your home screen will have no relation to your viewing habits.
With this new update, YouTube wants to make sure you understand how the platform utilises your watch history data and that your choice to withhold this information is respected and carried out. Your home feed will now be more simplified if your watch history is disabled, allowing you access to a wider range of information and subjects to explore and select from, whether you’re using Android, iOS, or the web.
The support page states that this feature will hugely benefit “those of you who prefer to search rather than browse recommendations.” With that being said, the support page mentions that the platform will take its time to make this feature live globally.
This will probably occur within the upcoming several months. Whenever this functionality is operational, we’ll keep you updated. Please share your opinions in the comment area below if you are able to see this functionality in action before us.