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- YouTube now requires signed-in customers to activate their watch historical past if they need suggestions.
- The change has already began rolling out and can attain all customers within the subsequent few months.
- Your YouTube dwelling feed will primarily be clean if you happen to don’t activate watch historical past.
YouTube will cease exhibiting video suggestions to customers who’ve their watch historical past switched off. The platform up to date its support page on August 8 to notice that beginning now, YouTube subscribers who don’t have a major watch historical past can have their suggestions disabled.
Meaning your YouTube homepage may look so much completely different if you happen to choose to clear and switch off your watch historical past. You’ll nonetheless have the ability to see the search bar and the left-hand information menu. Nevertheless, your feed of really helpful movies shall be empty. For some, it may imply seeing a largely clean YouTube homepage each on cellular and the net.
YouTube justifies the change by saying the altered expertise will enable customers to go looking and browse subscribed channels with out the distraction of really helpful movies. Nevertheless, the transfer isn’t sitting well with all those that don’t wish to swap on their watch historical past on the platform. Extra so as a result of YouTube nonetheless doesn’t drive this requirement on logged-out customers with no watch historical past.
“We’re launching this new expertise to make it extra clear which YouTube options depend on watch historical past to offer video suggestions and make it extra streamlined for these of you preferring to go looking reasonably than browse suggestions,” YouTube defined in its assist submit.
Whereas some YouTube customers have already began seeing the consequences of the change, the platform notes that it’s going to roll out to everybody “slowly” over the following few months. Customers can change their YouTube watch historical past settings anytime based mostly on their preferences. So if you happen to like to find new movies by means of YouTube’s suggestions, guarantee you’ve got the setting switched on.