How to Stop YouTube From Recommending Videos

Author: Nandini | Guide: YouTube |

YouTube is one of the most popular app or website these days. As per a report in 2020, around 5 billion YouTube videos were consumed by its users everyday.

YouTube provides you with many features for the best user experience. YouTube also provides an option where you can stop YouTube from recommending videos. You can also Restrict YouTube if you feel like there are some irrelevant videos on your feed.

You are on this page so you just need to know how can you do it. Right? Below are the 5 easy steps to stop YouTube from recommending videos.

Stop YouTube Recommending Videos in 5 Easy Steps

Step-1 Open YouTube: Open the YouTube app on your device and follow the steps mentioned below.

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Step-2 Click on the Account: If you have opened your YouTube app then go to the profile/account icon. The profile picture would be shown on the right top of your screen as shown below. Click on that icon.

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Step-3 Go to Settings: Once you have clicked on that account icon you will see a list of options from which you have to search for the "Settings" option and then click on it.

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Step-4 Go to Notifications: After clicking on the settings option you will again see a list of options from which you have to select the "notifications" option in order to move forward to your last step.

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Step-5 Turn off Recommended Videos Option: When you will click on the notifications option you will again see a list. From the list, you have to find the "recommended videos" option. You will see a button on the right side of that option. Y

ou just have to turn it off by clicking on it. It will move to the left-hand side which means that YouTube will not show you any recommendations from now onwards.

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Now, you don't have to worry about seeing irrelevant recommendations or repeated video recommendations.

You can turn it on in the same way if you ever feel the need for recommendations.

You can also manage notification settings of any channel that you have subscribed to.

What If I Want to Improve my Recommendations Rather Than Turning them Off?

You can improve or change the recommendations that YouTube is giving you on your feed. You can remove the videos or subscriptions that have been recommended to you. Try and check YouTube history and modify it or clear it fully in order to a fresh start. If you delete your entire watch history then you might not see any recommended videos related to your previous interests. It will then show you videos on the basis of your future preferences. So, choose wisely.

Can I Report Any Video or Channel Recommended by YouTube That I Find Disturbing or Inappropriate?

Yes, you can report a YouTube channel or any YouTube video of any channel that YouTube recommends and state your reason why you find it inappropriate or disturbing. YouTube will take care of it and try not to show you such content again.

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