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How to Edit YouTube Suggestions? The COMPLETE Guide

How to Edit YouTube Suggestions

How to Edit YouTube Suggestions? YouTube is rolling out new features designed to give users increased control over the videos they watch. The new features allow you to explore topics and related videos you are interested in and remove recommendations and suggestions you are not interested in. If you wish to edit YouTube suggestions, the easiest way to go about it is to tap the three dots appearing on the right. This will give you an option, ‘Don’t Recommend Channel. Simply tap this button to stop getting suggestions from a particular channel. In case you change your mind, you can simply tap ‘Undo.’

In this article, we will take a deeper look at how to edit YouTube suggestions.

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Edit YouTube Suggestions

If you are signed in, you will see topics on your Home and Watch pages to help you refine your suggestions. The topics are selected based on your current, customized recommendations. They are also based on content related to the type of videos you’ve interacted with. These topics help you locate the content you want to watch more quickly.

In case you find a video that is not related to the topic you have selected on the Home page, you can tap ‘More’ and then ‘Not (Topic Name).’

Note: You need to update to the latest version of YouTube to avail these features.

Remove Suggested Content from Android Devices

To remove suggested videos from your Watch Next and Home pages on Android device:

  1. Go to the recommended video you want to remove.
  2. Tap the three dots located next to the title of the video.
  3. Select ‘Not Interested.’
  4. You can give feedback on why you removed the video.

Remove Suggested Content from Computer or Laptop

You can use remove the following suggested content from the home page on your laptop or computer:

  • Channels
  • Videos
  • Playlists
  • Sections

To remove a recommended video from the home page, simply follow the steps listed below:

  1. Point to the suggested video or the X for a section you want to remove.
  2. Tap the three dots located next to the video or playlist title.
  3. Choose Not Interested to remove the video from your feed.
  4. Give feedback on why you removed the video.

Remove Suggested Content from iPad and iPhone

You can edit YouTube suggestions by choosing “Not interested” on your home page or from your Watch Next and Home pages on mobile:

  1. Go to the recommended video you want to remove.
  2. Tap the three dots located next to the title of the video.
  3. Tap Not Interested.
  4. Provide feedback on why you removed the video.

Other Ways to Edit YouTube Suggestions

Your activity on Google, Chrome, and YouTube might influence your YouTube recommendations, search results on the home page, suggested videos, and in-app notifications, among other places.

There are plenty of ways to other ways to edit the search results and recommendations other than the methods listed above. For instance, you can remove particular videos from your watch history and searches from your search history. You can even pause your search and watch history or clean them up.

Watch and Search History

  • Remove Videos from Watch History: If you see suggestions on a topic you aren’t interested in, you can remove videos you earlier watched on that subject. This can lower the probability of similar suggestions coming up again in the future.
  • Remove Searches from Search History: If you’re getting suggestions on a topic that’s not to your liking, you can reduce the likelihood of similar recommendations in the future.
  • Pause History: You can pause your search history or watch history when you don’t want your searches or watches to impact potential suggestions. For instance, you can pause your search and watch history if you are researching a topic for a college project that you are not personally interested in. You can resume the history once you are done.
  • Clear History: If your search and watch histories are no longer in line with your current interests, you can clear them up.

Pro-Tip: if you wish to re-watch certain videos in your watch history, you can add them to “Watch Later” or a playlist to find them again.

Last Few Words

In order to edit YouTube suggestions, you can use the ‘Don’t Recommend Channel’ option to stop getting recommendations from that particular channel. You can also use the Not Interested option to indicate that you don’t want such video recommendations on your feed. Lastly, you can remove, pause, or clear your search and watch histories to manage your recommendations. If you wish to know more, read the official YouTube blog about the YouTube recommendation system.